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Sir David King and Chris Packham support roads climate legal challenge in Court of Appeal

Sir David King and Chris Packham support roads climate legal challenge in Court of Appeal Photo opportunity - Tuesday 16 January at 1pm at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, WC2A 2LL An important climate legal challenge against three major road schemes will be heard in the Court of Appeal...
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Boost welcome but massive pothole still left in maintenance budget

Boost welcome but massive pothole still left in maintenance budget Reacting to the Government’s announcement of a £8.3bn boost to local roads maintenance [1], as a result of its reallocation of money after cancelling HS2 north of Birmingham (Network North announcement), Chris Todd, director of Transport Action Network said: “While...
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Statement on the postponement of the A66 Northern Trans Pennine

Transport Action Network statement on the postponement of the A66 Northern Trans Pennine Responding to the Government delaying a decision on the £1.5 billion A66 Northern Trans Pennine [1] until 7 March 2024 [2], Transport Action Network’s roads and climate campaigner Rebecca Lush said: “Unsurprisingly, the Secretary of State is...
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Government ducks responsibility in decarbonising transport

Government ducks responsibility in decarbonising transport Transport Action Network (TAN) has called the Government’s response [1] to the Climate Change Committee’s latest progress report [2], published in June, “underwhelming”. It is concerned that the response reveals that the Government isn’t tackling climate change with the urgency it requires. Recommendations effectively...
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High Court orders Government to answer on walking and cycling funding cuts

A High Court judge today (26 October) has granted permission for campaigners to judicially review the Department for Transport’s (DfT) decision to slash funding [1] for walking and cycling by 75% [2]. Lawyers for Transport Action Network [3] argued that ministers made the decision oblivious to legal requirements. In particular,...
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TAN statement on the Second National Infrastructure Assessment

TAN statement on the Second National Infrastructure Assessment Reacting to the publication of the Second National Infrastructure Assessment today [1], Transport Action Network’s roads and climate campaigner, Rebecca Lush, said: "The report says many good things about investing in public transport and active travel to improve productivity. Also the need...
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Speed up the consenting process but strengthen planning and public accountability

Speed up the consenting process but strengthen planning and public accountability TAN today welcomed Labour Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves’ announcements on planning reform for large infrastructure projects [1], in particular her pledge to update National Policy Statements (NPSs). This is something that TAN has flagged up consistently, threatening to take...
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Zombie roads revival as buses lose out

Zombie roads revival as buses lose out TAN welcomes Rishi Sunak's promises [1] for long overdue investment in rail upgrades, including electrification in the north and north Wales. However, it questions how many of these schemes will actually get built and if they do they could be decades away. It...
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New Roads and Climate Case to Head to the Courts

New Roads and Climate Case to Head to the Courts A legal challenge to the planning approval of the A57 Link Road [1], just outside the Peak District National Park, is set for a two day hearing in the High Court, starting tomorrow (3 October) at 10am. It is the latest...
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