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Legal Viewpoint: Why Stonehenge road decision was based on poor foundations

Legal Viewpoint: Why Stonehenge road decision was based on poor foundations

The government plainly needs to up its game. The three most recent decisions of its secretaries of state to approve development consent orders (DCOs) for nationally significant infrastructure projects against examiners’ recommendations have all been quashed: the Norfolk Vanguard wind farm, Manston Airport and now the A303 trunk road improvement in Wiltshire.

Electric cars: the issues that planners need to consider, by Cliff Hague

Electric cars: the issues that planners need to consider, by Cliff Hague

As the government ramps up its plans to encourage the purchase of electric cars, planners must think about how neighbourhoods will change, and adapt their thinking around travel and mobility.

Letter: It’s time to make tough decisions about the Oxford-Cambridge arc

Letter: It’s time to make tough decisions about the Oxford-Cambridge arc

The recent abandonment of the expressway linking Oxford and Cambridge is the latest indication that key issues must be addressed over the Oxford-Cambridge arc, with the question still remaining over what it actually is and what it is really for.

What the cancellation of the Oxford-Cambridge expressway means for planning and development in the area

What the cancellation of the Oxford-Cambridge expressway means for planning and development in the area

The government's cancellation of a planned expressway linking Oxford and Cambridge indicates that other major road projects may now be called into question due to conflict with climate change targets, observers suggest. But local plan preparation and development work are likely to benefit now that the uncertainty the road project had created is over.

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