HC Deb 08 July 1996 vol 281 c70W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research has been undertaken by the Government into the impact of planning policy guidance note 13; and what are their conclusions on the rate of road traffic growth during(a) the next five years, (b) the next 10 years and (c) the next 20 years. [35591]

Mr. Norris

A research project to define the possible economic effects of the draft PPG 13 was published in April 1996; copies of the report have been placed in the Library. The report contains some projections of overall transport impacts, but does not specifically address the future rate of road traffic growth. The Government have commissioned further research into the implementation of PPG 13, and into future land-use patterns, taking account of planning policy guidance and road congestion.

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