The following information may be useful in supporting objections against
planning applications on the grounds of negative impact on traffic.
The following are extracts from planning policy guidance (PPG13) issued
Department of the Environment and the Department of Transport that are relevant
to traffic issues.
It outlines how local authorities in the UK should implement their
The Key aim of the guidance is to ensure that local authorities carry out
their land-use policies and transport programmes in ways which help to:
reduce growth in the length and number of motorised journeys;
encouraging alternative means of travel which have less environmental
impact; and hence
reduce reliance on the private car.
The need to manage demand
1.5. To maintain the effectiveness of the transport system, there are good
reasons to place more
policies to manage demand, especially in urban areas by;
- promoting acceptable alternatives to the private car;
- enabling people to reach everyday destinations with less need to
- reduce local traffic on trunk roads and other through routes.
Planning for less travel
1.7 In preparing their development plans, local authorities should
policies for transport and other forms of development. Development plans
should aim to
reduce the need to travel, especially by car; by
- influencing the location of different types of development relative to
(and vice versa); and
- fostering forms of development which encourage walking, cycling and
public transport use
Other planning related issues:
Environment Litter, Noise and
Employment McJobs and
Guide to the Planning Applications -
background information about
the planning system.
Organising Objections - A brief summary of
things to do.
Example letter of objection - to help
you write your own letter.
Example campaign petition -
helpfull for raising awareness.
Spoof McDriveThru application - to be used as