Planning incentives 'lead to housing estates centred on car use'
Report says housebuilding targets fuel developments that exclude sustainable transport
Planning incentives are encouraging new housing developments that push residents towards “car-based living” by failing to include public transport or pedestrian infrastructure, a report has claimed.
Poor regulations allow developers to buy up cheap, almost rural locations for new housing stock, which councils are required to assess for “deliverability” while meeting national housebuilding targets, and before making transport assessments, according to the report by the campaign group Transport for New Homes (TNH).
Source: Guardian Transport