Cleaner and greener transport for communities

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Seven communities in England are set to benefit from £900,000 additional government funding to extend their sustainable transport schemes, Baroness Kramer has announced. The funding has been allocated to existing local projects supported by the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund. Transport Minister Baroness Kramer said: We’re serious about … Continue reading

Permit scheme consultation

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A consultation into plans to cut red tape by giving councils the power to approve street works permit schemes they have developed has opened today (12 August 2014). English local highway authorities have the option of introducing a street works ‘permit scheme’, which means utility companies and their contractors and those doing … Continue reading

Drivers face idling clampdown

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A London borough has announced plans to fine drivers who leave their engine running while their car is stationary.    Islington Council will issue motorists who refuse to switch off their ignition with a £20 on-the-spot fine – and that fine will rise to £40 if it is not paid … Continue reading