Far from being sociable, green communities, Garden Villages and Garden Towns are at high risk of becoming car-dependent commuter estates which generate traffic and pollution. That’s the conclusion of our new report which examines plans for Garden Communities around England.

Building site

Planning reform is coming

The Government has launched proposals to reform the planning system. What could this mean for transport?

Examining new housing

Checklist for new housing developments

What are the specific elements that make up a non-car-dependent housing development? We’ve produced a Checklist.


The original Transport for New Homes report

Our 2018 report revealed the deep flaws in the planning system which leave residents of new housing developments dependent on cars.

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So, what else could we build?

In our recent report, Garden Villages and Garden Towns: Visions and Reality, we explain that, although the visions for garden ...
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6 days ago
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1 week ago
Our #GardenVillageVisions report showed that Garden Villages and Garden Towns risk being severely car-dependent. Find out more: https://t.co/VD6WEmlwLR https://t.co/0fn6e9KSA4
1 week ago
"Is build build build just going to mean road road road?"

As we told @BBCRadio4's #CostingTheEarth today, this comes down largely to money for infrastructure: let's invest it in stations, cycle routes & other sustainable transport.

Listen again here: https://t.co/ucn32zizPG