The proposed upgraded trunk road “expressway” linking Oxford and Cambridge, one of the original foundations of plans for a growth arc between the two cities to deliver one million homes by 2050, was yesterday cancelled by transport secretary Grant Shapps.
The parliamentary bill for phase 2a of the HS2 north-south rail link, running from Birmingham to Crewe, has been given royal assent.
Net zero carbon outcomes should be a “prerequisite of new development” while greater integration between land use planning and transport is required if the UK is to meet the government’s 2050 net zero target, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has said in a new report.
A planning inspector has overturned a Gloucestershire local authority’s refusal of plans to construct one of the largest electric car charging stations in Europe on the site of a scrapyard and haulage depot, citing the government’s “net zero” emissions policy.
The government must prioritise improving rail links between cities in the North and the Midlands to support its so-called ‘levelling up’ agenda, according to a new report by its infrastructure advisor the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC).
Consultancy work on London’s Crossrail 2 project is to be suspended as part of a new funding deal between the Department for Transport and Transport for London (TfL), prompting concerns about the impact on councils’ planning work along the proposed route.
England’s national roads agency has revealed its preferred options for a series of upgrades to the A66, including proposals for five new bypasses and dualling the single carriageway sections.