Topic: Transport and infrastructure

Affordable, accessible and sustainable transport and infrastructure are crucial to the economy and wellbeing of every community.

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The state of the environment – water resources

Many sources of water supplies are overstretched and, with climate change and a growing population, much of England could see significant supply shortages by the 2050s - particularly in the South East. This briefing summarises the report into the state of water resources and considers how local authorities might respond.

England & Wales Briefing
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Clean Air Strategy 2018

The eagerly anticipated Clean Air Strategy is out for consultation. The Strategy includes measures on transport, in the home, industry and farming. This briefing focuses on transport and the home given their higher relevance to local authorities.

England & Wales Briefing

The black hole of politics

There is perhaps no local issue that unifies political parties so much as the pothole. No one likes them and you can guarantee they will pop up in a councillor’s inbox!

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

LGiU Fortnightly 15th June: Lessons from Grenfell & Northamptonshire’s future

After a turbulent 12 months for local government, we ask what lessons we should learn from the Grenfell Tower tragedy and Jonathan hears from Northamptonshire’s citizens on the future of their local democracy after the collapse of their county council. Plus the regular roundup of Daily News and LGiU briefings, including adult social care funding…

England & Wales Blog Post Blog
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Urban Van Traffic: questions and challenges

Local authorities in Scotland manage over 53 thousand kilometres of roads, and, as recent estimates show the volume of traffic on Scotland's roads is at its highest level ever, this briefing will be of interest to elected members and officers with responsibility for transport planning, air quality etc.

Scotland Briefing
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Joint Parliamentary Report on Air Pollution

The report summarised here is the result of an unprecedented joint parliamentary committee investigation into government air quality policy. It argues that local authorities require significantly more support in order to tackle a public health crisis that leads to 40,000 avoidable deaths every year.

England & Wales Briefing
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Urban Van Traffic

The Urban Transport Group’s report examines the impact of rising levels of van traffic on air quality, congestion and the public realm in towns and cities. The report argues that policy-makers, including in local government, should be paying more attention to the implications.

England & Wales Briefing
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Independent Assessment of the Clean Growth Plan: From Ambition to Action

The Committee on Climate Change, an independent government advisory body, advises on the levels of the carbon budgets, and in general, its advice is heeded. Its assessment of the government’s Clean Growth strategy is the subject of this briefing.

England & Wales Briefing
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A look at the revised National Planning Policy Framework for England

Given the many similar challenges addressing socio-economic change in England it is interesting to see that the UK Government is also focused on forward planning, especially in regard to the provision of housing, something which will ring familiar to Irish ears.

Ireland Briefing
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The revised National Planning Policy Framework

The government is currently consulting on changes to the NPPF. We examine here proposals relating to housing delivery and affordable housing, place-making, transport, conservation and sustainability.

England & Wales Briefing