The draft TAN covers land use issues relating to accessibility, walking and cycling, traffic management, car parking, travel plans and provision of transport infrastructure.
The timing of the consultation is designed to help local planning authorities and others involved in local development plan preparation and those engaged in work on regional transport plans.
-- TAN 18:Transport was first issued in 1998 providing advice about the location of new development and the role of land use planning in promoting transport choices that are less polluting.
-- A revision of TAN 18 was published in 2001 for consultation and some of the original content is maintained in the current draft. However, the impetus to further revise the 2001 draft for consultation has come from a number of areas including:
-- the production of Planning Policy Wales (2002),
-- to follow through Assembly Government commitments in the Wales Spatial Plan and Environment Strategy,
-- the recent release of the Wales Transport Strategy and
the proposed release in the next few months of draft guidance on Regional Transport Plans