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Take Out The Trash Day at the end of the Parliamentary sitting seems to have been pretty productive this year for those bits of Whitehall determined to cover England with car-dependent sprawl. It was more than just the NPPF that got slipped out. Among the many things which crept quietly out of the M...

Posted by Jon Reeds on 08 August 2018

Take Out The Trash Day

The last day before the Parliamentary summer recess is traditionally known in Whitehall as Take Out the Trash Day. You know, the day when they dump a vast amount of unpopular stuff in the public domain and scuttle off on their holidays before anyone can cry foul. The new English National Planning Po...

Posted by Jon Reeds on 27 July 2018

National Planning Policy Shame Work

Slipping out the new English National Planning Policy Statement in a written statement on the day before the summer recess as if he were ashamed of it, secretary of state James Brokenshire was at least clear about his motives. The new NPPF, he said, is fundamental to strengthening communities and to...

Posted by Jon Reeds on 25 July 2018

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No progress on transport carbon

Added on 19 January 2017

Scotland has failed to make progress with decarbonizing its transport system say campaigners following a WWF Scotland report which found its electricity production has less impact than the rest of the UK&primes.

Transform Scotland points out that although progress has been made with decarbonizing electricity production, transport emissions have remained stagnant since 1990.

Transport will soon be the biggest source of carbon emissions in Scotland.

&PrimeWe need to level the playing field so that public transport, cycling and walking can compete with the private car, and have a long-term strategy that clearly shows how all transport will shift over to low carbon,&Prime said Transform Scotland director Colin Howden.

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