Work underway to recover transport network in Scotland after storm

Ministers in Scotland have thanked workers for getting much of the transport network up and running again. With the school holidays finishing in Scotland and many people due back at work today, there has been an extensive recovery effort across the road and rail network. It follows some of the heaviest rain since 1891 and […]

News feature: Driving change in water management

When planning and designing highways networks, one of the main priorities has historically been traffic patterns and meeting the needs of road users. However, as priorities change, there is growing emphasis for the sector to ensure roads are not only safe for users, but also for the surrounding environment. The result has been a shift […]

Call for climate response to guide transport investment for the South East region

The plan for transport in the South East should focus more on the climate emergency, with more emphasis on reducing traffic, improving public transport and investment in walking and cycling infrastructure. In its response to the draft Strategic Investment Plan for the region, the council says the new plan does not reflect the need for urgent […]

Hertfordshire joins pledge to meet air pollution targets a decade ahead of the UK Government

Hertfordshire County Council has joined local and regional authorities from across the UK in signing a letter to the UK Environment Secretary George Eustice pledging to meet World Health Organisation (WHO) targets on deadly air pollution ten years ahead of the Government’s 2040 deadline. The pledge comes as a new report from the National Audit Office reveals […]

Pollutants in air around 97% of UK addresses, new research finds

Approximately 97% of all homes and businesses in the UK are in areas where the amount of at least one toxic substance in the air is higher than international safety limits, a study by the Central Office of Public Interest (COPI). The research found that addresses in Kent, Bath, East Anglia and some coastal towns […]

Exeter’s Topsham Road to become city’s first ‘wild highway’

One of Exeter’s busiest roads is set to become what a leading local conservation organisation is calling a ‘wild highway’. Topsham Road is one of Exeter’s busiest arterial routes, carrying thousands of vehicles in and out of the city each day, along with all the noise and pollution these create. But now the road, with […]

Calderdale Council merges highways and green spaces teams

A new combined council team is streamlining the process of dealing with issues arising from Calderdale’s highways and green spaces. Duties the new team deals with takes in keeping neighbourhoods and town centres clean, maintaining parks and open spaces, looking after play areas, allotments, and sports pitches, repairing potholes, pavements, walls and drainage, protecting and […]


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