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Welsh Assembly draws on RTPI transport expertise

Words: Huw Morris

A Welsh Assembly committee investigating the nation’s rail network has taken advice from RTPI Cymru.

A report by the assembly’s Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee outlines how best to award contracts and set priorities for the next of rail services across the nation and the development of the Metro service for South Wales.

RTPI Cymru highlighted the “important connections between economic development, housing, transport and planning”, as well as how planning can help maximise the value of the Metro investment in delivering sustainable growth.

The committee also referred to RTPI Cymru’s advice that links joining Swansea and Bristol city regions with Cardiff are critical for future economic growth. The report said: “It is important that planning for the Metro sits within a strategic transport and development planning framework that looks beyond South-East Wales alone.”

For further details on the RTPI website.

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