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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National Audit Office Report on Air Quality

The NAO’s report on air quality is to support the work of a joint inquiry by the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health, and Transport Committees. Air quality is a cross‑government responsibility, in which local authorities have a crucial role.

England & Wales Briefing
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Who pays the ferryman?

Audit Scotland published a report on Transport Scotland’s subsidised ferry services. This briefing considers the findings of the report and implications for local councils and ferry users.

Scotland Briefing
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Digital innovation in transport and highways

The ADEPT report "Digital innovation: the route to the highways system of the future" explores the potential for digital technology to significantly improve transport experience and reduce costs. But interventions will be needed if local authorities are to deliver these improvements quickly and effectively.

England & Wales Briefing
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Budget November 2017: analysis and comment

What were the main themes of the 2017 Budget? This briefing analyses the economic context and key announcements, particularly those relating to housing, planning and growth.

England & Wales Briefing
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Swift Read: Waste Disposal and Brexit

Waste management was not a topic explored in any meaningful way in the debate prior to the referendum. This article looks to identify the sources of EU law in this area, the potential path for the rules surrounding waste management post Brexit and also the impact on local authorities

Scotland Briefing

30km/h speed limits in urban streets

Rod King MBE, Founder and Campaign Director of 20’s Plenty for Us discusses the importance of 30km/h speed limits and the role of local authorities in adopting them.

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Creating walking cities

This briefing summarises that guidance and also examines other recent evidence on walking as well as looking at examples of what is being done around the UK and overseas to create places which are attractive for pedestrians.

Scotland Briefing
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Ireland 2040 Our Plan – The role of the metropolitan cities

This briefing presents an overview of the planning policy role assigned to the five main city regions in the draft National Planning Framework Ireland 2040 Our Plan, and discusses the challenges likely to arise in implementing the objectives set for those cities.

Ireland Briefing
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Ireland 2040 Our Plan – overview of the draft National Planning Framework

This briefing presents an overview of the main policy objectives and implementation measures contained in the draft National Planning Framework. The objectives and measures are discussed in the light of experience in implementing the former National Spatial Strategy

Ireland Briefing