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« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2018, 05:45:25 pm »

The report being reported is already the subject of this thread - thought the thread title is wrong, it should be Transport for new Homes. There was a similar piece in this morning's Times, too - why the interest only now?

The LONDON launch was today  Grin Grin ... though of course the Oxford one had a higher class of speaker!
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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2018, 05:51:15 pm »

The report being reported is already the subject of this thread - thought the thread title is wrong, it should be Transport for new Homes. There was a similar piece in this morning's Times, too - why the interest only now?

Sorry.  I had read the earlier post and thought this was a new item.
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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2018, 06:03:09 pm »

The report being reported is already the subject of this thread - thought the thread title is wrong, it should be Transport for new Homes. There was a similar piece in this morning's Times, too - why the interest only now?

Sorry.  I had read the earlier post and thought this was a new item.

I will merge the two and correct the old (confusing) title a bit later
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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2018, 06:13:49 pm »

Also worth noting, as is so often the case with such articles, we are only getting part of the story here. Take the Castle Mead estate for example - What the article doesn't mention is that the successful 2013 Wiltshire Council LSTF bid that provided the initial funding for an appropriate TransWilts rail service also funded a team of people who went door to door talking to each of the Castle Mead residents, assessing their transport needs, and providing them with information about the local bus service from the estate to Trowbridge, onward bus and rail connections from Trowbridge itself, and other sustainable transport options such as local walking and cycle routes.

This wasn't a Johnny-Come-Lately exercise either - the bus route was already put in place before the bulk of the new homes went up, and the team operated while houses were literally being built and occupied around them.

How do I know this? - I was the leader of the team.
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« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2018, 04:24:32 am »

The report being reported is already the subject of this thread - thought the thread title is wrong, it should be Transport for new Homes. There was a similar piece in this morning's Times, too - why the interest only now?

Sorry.  I had read the earlier post and thought this was a new item.

I will merge the two and correct the old (confusing) title a bit later

Merged and subject line sorted
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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2018, 10:33:09 am »

https://www.transporttimes.co.uk/news.php/Transport-for-New-Homes---are-we-building-sustainable-development-or-mini-America-343/ - very interesting piece from Jenny

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Transport for new homes - are we building sustainable development or mini-America?

Author: Jenny Raggett, Project Lead, Transport for New Homes
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« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2018, 01:37:21 pm »

I'm not sure where the Town and Country Planning Association stand on transport these days, but they are having a seminar on it soon (28th November):
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TCPA seminar: Planning and delivering sustainable transport in large scale new communities

As part of our New Communities Group programme of events, this half-day seminar will explore approaches to planning and delivering sustainable transport in large scale new developments. The seminar will cover:

    Designing sustainable and healthy modes of transport
    Integrating existing and new transport
    Assessing need

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13.05   Developing local cycling and walking infrastructure plans - Richard Mace, Head of Engagement & Commercial, and Isobel Pastor, Head of Housing and Transport Policy, Department for Transport

13.25   Opportunities for ‘Smart, Shared, Sustainable Mobility’ - Geoff Snelson, Director of Strategy and Futures, Milton Keynes Council

14:30   Introducing Green Cities - Julia Thrift, Projects and Operations Director, TCPA

14:40   Best practice in planning for sustainable transport - Lynda Addison OBE, Malcolm Baker Consulting

15:00   Opportunities for transport innovation – Longcross Garden Village - Nick Lloyd-Davies, Senior Planning Project Officer, Runnymede Borough Council

 Price: £50+vat (£60) for TCPA Members; £100+vat (£120) for non-members; FREE for TCPA New Communities Group members.
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Their annual conference starts today, with Nick Raynsford introducing the report of his review into planning in England. This isn't on the TCPA site yet (presumably waiting for this morning's launch), but has been reported elsewhere:
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A review of the English planning system led by former housing minister Nick Raynsford has warned that there is a ‘chaotic patchwork’ of responsibilities and that permitted development is ‘toxic’.

The system is not compatible with promoting the health, wellbeing and civil rights of communities, says the review, which was commissioned by the Town & Country Planning Association (TCPA) and carried out by a task force led by Raynsford.

Planning has a huge potential to make people’s lives better, says the review, but this opportunity has been undermined by deregulation. The report, Planning 2020: Raynsford Review of Planning in England, calls on the government to immediately restrict permitted development, which allows the conversion of commercial buildings to housing units without any proper safeguards on quality, with a senior member of the review team branding it ‘toxic’ for enabling conversion to homes lacking light or space.

I can't see much about transport in that, though.
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