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Transport strategy and planning

This section sets out information on the Department's overall transport strategy. It includes the Department's plans to support economic growth and to address transport's climate change impacts, responding to the recommendations made in the Eddington Transport Study, the Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change and information about the reform of the planning system.

National Networks Study Programme

List of ten studies required by the National Networks Study Programme.

30 November 2009

Reform of the planning system

Integrating spatial and land-use planning with transport is key to promoting sustainable patterns of development and economic growth. By influencing the location of new development efficient land-use can reduce the need to travel, particularly by car, and minimise its impact on the environment.

Delivering a Sustainable Transport System (DaSTS)

DaSTS outlines our five goals for transport, focusing on the challenge of delivering strong economic growth while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It outlines the key components of our national infrastructure. It discusses the difficulties of planning over the long term in the context of uncertain future demand and describes the substantial investments we are making to tackle congestion and crowding on our transport networks.

Towards a Sustainable Transport System (update to TaSTS)

This is an update on the progress made on the TaSTS process since publication in October last year including: the views of over 250 organisations throughout the country on the ‘goals’ and ‘challenges’ for developing transport solutions; consulting on how we can improve our appraisal mechanism, the New Approach to Appraisal (NATA); and organising an online ‘citizens panel’ of over 600 members of the public.

The Eddington Transport Study

The Eddington Transport Study is a joint HM Treasury and Department for Transport project examining the long-term links between transport and the UK’s economic productivity, growth and stability, within the context of the Government’s broader commitment to sustainable development and the environment.

Archived content

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