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GOVT ADVISERS CALL FOR URGENT ACTION TO CONTROL TRAFFIC

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The government's own advisers say it is failing to control traffic growth and out of town development, BBC Radio Fo...
The government's own advisers say it is failing to control traffic growth and out of town development, BBC Radio Four's Today programme reported this morning.

The UK Round Table on Sustainable Development says the DoE's new policy, giving guidance to local authorities to curb car usage and promote public transport, is failing,

This is because planning permission for out of town developments is still being given on the basis of outdated plans, Today reported.

The advisers call for local plans to be brought up to date urgently. They also call for resources to be directed more towards public transport and for tighter protection for greenfield sites, the programme reported.
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