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15/08/2018

RTPI: England falling behind Scotland in improving air quality

Words: Laura Edgar
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England lacks a coherent strategy to integrate land use planning with transport strategy, says the RTPI – adding that Scotland’s agenda for cleaner air and the role planning can play is much clearer.

Responding to the government’s consultation on its Clean Air Strategy, the institute criticises the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) because it doesn’t tighten the need for local authorities to make transport decisions that support sustainable patterns of settlement growth.Environment secretary Michael Gove launched the strategy in May. It contains guidance for........
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