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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West of England Metro Mayor election: Key issues

What are the main issues in the mayoral election for the West of England Region and what does the campaign tell us about the future of devolution and the role of the new mayors?

England & Wales Briefing
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A major road network for England

‘A major road network for England' proposes adding an additional 3,800 miles of local authority controlled A roads to the Strategic Road Network in order to form an 8,000 mile Major Road Network, which would carry 43 per cent of England’s traffic on four per cent of its roads.

England & Wales Briefing
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Housing White Paper – Fixing our broken housing market

The overall emphasis of the White Paper is on increasing the supply of housing over the longer term, primarily through changes to the planning system. This briefing focuses firstly on the more immediate housing issues and then on the key issues for planning.

England & Wales Briefing
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The growing importance of Scotland’s City Deals: Lessons for Ireland

City Deals are now an established part of the local government landscape in Scotland, and in Ireland there is the beginning of a debate on the use of similar arrangements to underpin the implementation of the forthcoming National Planning Framework (NPF).

Ireland Briefing
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National Planning Framework: a look at the Issues Paper

The NPF's Issues Paper, precursor of the draft NPF which will be published later in the year, is open for public consultation until mid-March. This Briefing sets the Issues Paper in context, outlines and assesses its contents, and describes where the NPF process goes from here.

Ireland Briefing
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Time at last for rural development?

The Government has just published a new national plan on rural development. Entitled 'Realising our Rural Potential: Action Plan for Rural Development', the Plan sets out some 270 actions with identified action owners across the public sector and over the three levels of government in the State.

Ireland Briefing
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Ireland 2040: Lessons for implementing a national planning framework

The National Planning Framework Consultative Policy Statement will shortly be published by the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, and is without doubt one of the most important policy statements any government in the history of the State has published.

Ireland Briefing