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Campaign For Better Transport: how to reduce the need to travel - The Ecologist

Campaign For Better Transport: how to reduce the need to travel - The Ecologist

However, the draft NPPF has largely turned its back on compact cities and urban intensification Indeed it shows no sign of ever having heard of them. Reducing the need to travel is barely mentioned. The town centre first requirement would apply to retail and leisure development, but crucially no longer to commercial or office development and the ‘needs test' for out of town retail development is to be dropped. Development would be permitted in locations remote from public transport and accessible only by car. The brownfield land targets, national parking and density standards, and the requirements for transport impact assessments and travel plans would all be abandoned.

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