Monthly Archives: March 2015

What types of benefits are achieved by the buyers’ agents in the process?

One potential way to secure this could be through a system that allowed them to run electrically on the guideway sections, storing power on batteries which would be sufficient for silent non-polluting operation on city streets. We also welcome the possibility of expansion to give direct service from the north via the old rail right-of-way to Cambridge station. Given the growth of population on this corridor, there should be a build-up of demand for such direct access, particular at commuter hours.

This and the other longer-term option of operation on the old A14 right-of-way would allow the development of an express service pattern, Property Buyers Agent Reviews supplementing the slower local service through built-up areas, which could provide the near equivalent of the former train service between Huntingdon and Cambridge. Overall we believe that this is a very exciting pioneer scheme, the first long-distance bus corridor in Britain, which may well prove a model for similar developments in other cities – notably Oxford!

The TCPA welcomes the Government’s decision to consult widely on national airports policy and believes that the re-opening of the consultation, following the High Court ruling that Gatwick should be included, offers the opportunity to explore all of the possible options for the future of the aviation in the UK. The TCPA is therefore extremely disappointed that an opportunity was missed to consider the full range of options, including off-shore airports in the Thames and Severn estuaries.

In light of the changes made to the consultation, the TCPA continues to urge the Government to follow the strategy set out in paragraphs 11 to 16, believing that this is the best approach to developing a more sustainable aviation strategy for the South East and UK. The Town & Country Planning Association welcomes the Government’s decision to consult widely on national aviation policy and is very pleased to see the extension of this process to assessing the options for using economic instruments to address the environmental impacts of aviation, both on the ground and in the air.

The TCPA is concerned that the current consultation paper restricts consideration to aviation-specific issues, rather than attempting to promote the examination of the relative environmental impacts of all forms of transport. A comparative analysis would allow for all options to be considered and for an overall ‘best environmental value’ selection to be identified and tested. A broad approach should be adopted to all forms of environmental damage.