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  • 15 June 2011

    15 June 2011: The Government has published today what it means by a "presumption in favour of sustainable development" in the planning system. But there's a fear that this could be used to allow pretty much any develoment in a short-term dash for jobs.

  • 09 June 2011

    9 June 2011: Within the next month, the first decisions on which transport authorities will get money from the Government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund will be announced.This fund, which we and others lobbied for, is ring-fenced money to pay for sustainable transport projects of all kinds (...

  • 06 June 2011

    6 June 2011: The Government's consultation on the proposals for HS2, the high speed line from Birmingham to London, ends in July. In the meantime, there's been another consultation on HS2 - this time from the Transport Select Committee in the House of Commons.

  • 20 May 2011

    20 May 2011: Speed limits? Parking controls and enforcement? Limits on truck drivers’ hours? Controls on who can run bus services and where? It appears that the Government’s determination to deregulate knows no bounds. Today its Red Tape Challenge moved on to road transport – and put up for...

  • 12 May 2011

    12 May 2011: We're one year on from the new government promising us "fair pricing for rail". We told Philip Hammond today that we're getting tired of waiting.

  • 05 May 2011

    4 May 2011: the report of the Inspectors into Boris Johnson’s draft London Plan has just been published. The report agrees with us that the Mayor had gone too far in trying to get rid of traffic reduction targets, abandon the hierarchy of road users and relax the standards for new roads in order...

  • 03 May 2011

    3 May 2011: On Friday this week, it will be one year from the general election. So how much has changed for transport since Labour left office and the coalition parties took over?