Transport Concerns ‘Critical To Planning Policy’

Specialist Lawyers React To New Report Warning Of ‘Gridlock’


Concerns related to transport infrastructure are an important fact in key planning decisions, according to specialist lawyers reacting to a report which raises concerns that new plans could lead to ‘gridlock’ on roads.

The Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) has written to the Government to express concerns that a failure to take transport issues into account when creating new residential and commercial developments could push “people into having to drive everywhere”.

It also called for more to be done to support public transport, walking and cycling, with the ultimate aim of generating less traffic.

Specialist planning lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have reacted to the report, stating that the importance of infrastructure issues is already considered widely in major new projects.