Upside-down geography

Over the summer Transport for New Homes presented  ‘Upside-down Geography‘ at events in London, Birmingham  and Bristol. The geography of planning has become upside-down because of a failure of national strategy. Locations for new housing are not considered in terms of sustainable transport, access to services, employment or environmental impact. Instead, achieving local authority housing …

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Transport for New Homes: a story told in postcards

Postcard from Asphalt St Michael

John and Jill have been house-hunting in some recently-built developments. They sent these postcards back to show what they found. Since John and Jill don’t drive, they have been using trains and buses to get to the new housing areas, sometimes with adventures on the way. In the end they do find places to suit …

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Decarbonising transport: let’s get planning reform right

People walking

All over the country, local authorities are preparing local plans for the future, many of these spanning 15 or 20 years up to and beyond 2035. The manifestation of past local plans has now appeared in the form of new areas of housing, but these are far from green transport-wise. We have visited many large …

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Decarbonising Transport: land use planning is key

Image: roundabout in new development

Press release: 15 July 2021 Responding to the Government’s Decarbonising Transport plan published yesterday, 14 July 2021, Jenny Raggett from Transport for New Homes said: “We welcome the positive language about getting people out of their cars onto public transport, walking and cycling. However, there is very little in the document that convinces us that …

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Planning in the spotlight: the implications of THAT byelection

Metropolitan line train at Amersham tube station

Blog by Jenny Raggett, Transport for New Homes There has in recent days been much talk about the Chesham and Amersham byelection, a constituency that has always been Conservative but has now been won by the Liberal Democrats. An important election issue was the Government’s proposed changes to the planning system, with fears that planning …

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