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Vote of no confidence represents a new low for democracy in Wales

Vote of no confidence represents a new low for democracy in Wales The Deputy Minister for Climate Change Lee Waters, has survived a vote of no confidence by 42 votes to 16 following a motion submitted by the Welsh Conservatives. The motion represents a new low for the ‘personalisation of politics’...
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Politicians must ignore the noise to realise the 20mph changes in Wales

Politicians must ignore the noise to realise the 20mph changes in Wales TAN Cymru is welcoming the rollout of 20mph limits in Wales which has shown real progress in its first week [1]. This is despite the high levels of scaremongering and misinformation that has been propagated on social media....
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Planning reforms risk breaking international law

Planning reforms risk breaking international law Transport Action Network (TAN) [1] has responded [2] to the Government’s consultation on operational reforms to the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) consenting process which ends today [3]. TAN is concerned that the proposed changes, while sensible in parts, are mostly focussed on the...
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MPs publish damning report on flagship roads programme

MPs publish damning report on Government's flagship roads programme Welcoming today's publication of the Transport Committee's report [1] on its Strategic Road Investment inquiry, which Transport Action Network (TAN) gave oral and written evidence to [2], Chris Todd, director of TAN, said: "This is yet another damning report for the...
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TAN press statement on A303 Stonehenge approval

TAN statement on A303 Stonehenge approval Today, the Transport Secretary, Mark Harper, has given the go ahead to the dual carriageway and tunnel through the World Heritage Site at Stonehenge [1]. Rebecca Lush, TAN's roads and climate campaigner, said: "Just as the Climate Change Committee has recommended that new roads...
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Call for English roads review welcomed

Call for English roads review welcomed In response to today's publication of the Climate Change Committee's 2023 Progress Report to Parliament [1], Transport Action Network's director, Chris Todd said: "We welcome the climate committee's call for an urgent review of England's roads programme. Having spent the last three years challenging...
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Walking and cycling cuts will slash swathe of government promises

Walking and cycling cuts will slash swathe of government promises The Department for Transport's (DfT) decision to slash funding for walking and cycling by two-thirds is facing a legal challenge. Campaign group Transport Action Network (TAN) claims ministers bypassed legal processes to chop investment. TAN is arguing this unlawful cut...
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Heading down the wrong road

Heading down the wrong road The Department for Transport (DfT) and National Highways are expected to publish initial details of its third roads programme, the third Road Investment Strategy (RIS3), for consultation early on 18 May. RIS3 sets road funding and schemes for building in England for 2025-2030, and is...
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Outdated transport plan will make things worse

Outdated transport plan will make things worse TAN [1] is concerned that Transport for the South East (TfSE) [2] is locking the region into a high carbon, car dependent future, with rising traffic and congestion. The TfSE Board is meeting on Monday (13th) [3] to approve its Strategic Investment Plan...
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