Hammersmith Bridge to stay shut till 2027

The task force working on the 133-year-old Hammersmith Bridge in West London says it will not reopen to traffic for six and a half years. The bridge has already been shut to traffic for a year, and is now also closed off to pedestrians and cyclists because structural surveys suggest it’s in “immediate danger” of […]

HE consults on Trans-Pennine upgrade options

Highways England will launch a public consultation on 5 November on changes to its plans for its Sheffield to Manchester road upgrade. It says that since its last consultation in 2018, it has carried out additional environmental surveys and monitoring, and we now wants to hear the public’s views on the most recent data, and […]

Government must ‘think again’ over ‘radical’ planning reforms says ADEPT

The Government must ‘think again’ over its radical plans to revolutionise planning , says Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT). It said the Government’s White Paper, Planning for the Future, has caused a ‘furore’ amongst local authorities and changes, which it says are the most radical since 1947, could have a ‘ […]

September’s UK car production lowest for 25 years

UK car production fell in September, with output down 5%, to its lowest level for the month since 1995. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reports factories turned out 114,732 cars, a decline of some 6,000 units on the same month in 2019. It’s blaming it on the continued restrictions placed in relation to […]

Fewer commutes lead to more emissions – report

While emissions from transport fell over the initials weeks after government restrictions related to Covid-19 were introduced, it doesn’t seem like it’s all good news. The BBC reports that air pollution in big cities could this winter increase because so many people are working from home, and therefore running their heating systems for much longer […]


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