BBC News article – Young couples ‘trapped in car dependency’

This is an interesting BBC News article describing the dependence on cars in new build developments. Obviously some food for thought in here as we develop our own development plan for Edenfield.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45956792

Jenny Raggett, researcher at Transport for New Homes, said: “We were appalled to find so many new housing developments built around the car with residents driving for almost every journey.

“As those cars head for our towns and cities they clog up existing roads. Commuter times get longer and longer. Car-based living of this kind is not good for our health or quality of life.”

She goes on to say,  “The problem is that planners are measured by whether they hit their targets for new housing,” she said. ‘At the moment they just approach developers who are sitting on greenfield sites and end up peppering housing round towns without any regard to whether the land is accessible or not.”

 

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