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Decarbonising transport in Luton

The ownership of EV chargepoints in the public realm is a new uncertain challenge for councils, given the rising public expectation and government’s opaque guidance regarding resources/funding. For a council, who are seen by the public as a trusted local provider, the problem is how we translate policy and funding into physical, publicly accessible charge points, whilst meeting procurement, consultation, and other requirements.

Reflections from an Upper Tier Authority - How do we frame the benefits of road space reallocation in both rural and urban areas?

This reflective piece discusses the experience of an upper tier authority officer when trying to approach road space reallocation in rural and urban locations.

Decarbonising rural transport

Find out how officers in Cambridgeshire are exploring the issues affecting and influencing rural transport in relation to decarbonisation.

A case for reducing highway construction in urban extensions

How can we avoid building roads in Bradford to 'unlock' new development? When creating a masterplan and vision for urban extensions, potential for sustainable transport mode share is often squandered by the classic predict and provide process.

Urban and Town Centre Living Strategy for Middlesbrough

In transforming Middlesbrough’s town centre, there are aspirations for a large-scale urban living offer, which is relatively untested in the urban market.

Southwark Land Commission – a first for London

Southwark Land Commission works together to free up more of Southwark's land, for the benefit of local people.

Wiltshire Council's Action Learning Set output

Core Policy 61 (CP61) ‘Transport and New Development’ in the adopted Wiltshire Core Strategy includes that in determining planning applications, consideration must be given to the needs of all transport users according to an identified user hierarchy.

South Derbyshire's Hydrogen Innovation Project

This case study focuses on using the action learning process with the LGA to develop a community communication programme that reassures the local community that using hydrogen as a low carbon fuel for transport is safe.

Reducing carbon across Tees Valley

There are several schemes aiming to reduce carbon across the Tees Valley, however, the schemes are competing for priority use of existing road space. Using Yarm Road in Darlington as a specific example we will consider the competing priorities for the road space, the stakeholders involved with their own preferences/agendas and the economic impacts of prioritising decarbonisation.

North York Moors National Park Action Plan

Scarborough Borough Council have shared a project report that builds in key learning from the LRAP training programme that aims to outline prioritised retrofit activities, locations, funding options, and community engagements, and identify actions that need to be taken in partnership with National Park Authorities.