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LGTAG with CIHT, TPS, LFACS and CBT make representations on Parking Standards

LGTAG with CIHT, TPS, LFACS and CBT make representations on Parking Standards

As LGTAG members and most people involved with Transport and Planning know, maximum parking provision standards in new developments are a very important tool in the planning and development of our towns and this isn’t new but dates at least back to Buchanan’s advice in Traffic in Towns in 1963.  Unfortunately it seems possible that the review of NPPF will not reiterate the importance of maximum standards.

Accordingly LGTAG with CIHT, TPS, LFACS and CBT have recently written to the government as in the attached edited word version  of the e-mail sent to government.

We have suggested a wording for Standards as follows:


 delete first sentence of draft revised NPPF para 107; and

  • substitute with:

“Local planning authorities should set local parking standards for residential and non-residential uses, expressed as maximum parking standards, taking into account:

  • the location of the development;
  • its accessibility by and availability of public transport;
  • the type, mix and use of development; and
  • the overall need to reduce the use of high-emission vehicles. “
Parking-Standards-representations-July-2018.docx (8 downloads)

AGM & President’s Conference 21st, 22nd May 2018

AGM & President’s Conference 21st, 22nd May 2018

LGTAG members are all welcome to attend the AGM, which will be held on the afternoon of 21 May 2018 in London.

The following day, the 2018 LGTAG Presidents’ Conference ‘Leading change and building resilience at the heart of local communities’ takes place at the Hallam Conference Centre, London.  

The conference is celebrating local government at the heart of placemaking, and brings together leading practitioners across sectors who are leading the way for how we survive and thrive amidst significant technological change.


  • Jesse Norman MP – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
  • Bridget Fox – Campaign for Better Transport
  • Lilli Matson – Transport for London
  • Lyn Basford – CIHT Futures
  • Graham Hanson – Department for Transport
  • Steve Birdsall – Gaist
  • Andrew Radford – Birmingham City Council
  • Asiya Jelani – Arriva Click
  • Speaker – Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure
  • Hugh Deeming – Hugh Deeming Research
  • Dominic Donnini – Cumbria County Council
  • Jonathan Munslow – South West Highways Alliance

See the conference flyer below for more details, and to book online via Eventbrite

AGM-Agenda-210518.docx (0 downloads) Presidents-Conference-Poster-v11.pdf (14 downloads)

Related articles:

Highways Magazine 18/05/2018 – Improving the Future of Here and Now, interview with John Lamb sharing priorities and plans for his upcoming LGTAG Presidency 2018-19

PTRC courses available Feb – May 2018 with discounts for LGTAG members

PTRC courses available Feb – May 2018 with discounts for LGTAG members

Dear TAG member

We have negotiated discounts for all TAG members on PTRC courses even if they are a private sector outsourced company or regional government (like TfL).

PTRC courses have been recognised over several decades to be some of the best in the business.

Between Feb and May the following courses are available – details including links and joining instructions are in the attachment.

1st Feb 2018 Overcoming the Challenges of Poor Air Quality, London

07 February 2018 Construction Management Plans, London

08 February 2018 Developing Successful School Travel Plans, London

13 February 2018 Traffic and Transport Survey Techniques, London

20 February 2018 Road Safety Audits, London

21 – 22 February 2018 Planning Public Transport, London

27 – 28 February 2018 Transport Modelling for Non-Modellers, London

06 March 2018 Mobile Data and Transport Planning, Birmingham

07 – 08 March 2018 Advanced Road Safety Audits, London

20 – 21 March 2018 Cycling for Transport, London

21 March 2018 Successful Planning Applications for Transport Planner London

11 – 12 April 2018 Planning Public Transport, Birmingham

12 April 2018 Fundamentals of Travel Planning, London

17 April 2018 Healthy Streets: Improving the Walkability of our Cities London

18 April 2018 Designing for Buses in the Urban Environment, London

24 – 25 April 2018 Design, Construction and Maintenance of Highway Drainage Systems, London

09 May 2018 Parking Scheme Design, London

15 May 2018 Cycling Infrastructure, Birmingham

16 May 2018 Delivering Effective Policy, London

22 May 2018 Successful Planning Applications for Transport Planners, London

23 – 24 May 2018 Public Inquiries and Appeals, Birmingham

PTRC-Courses-Feb-May-2018-discounted-for-TAG-members.docx (13 downloads)

Delivering Successful Local Communities 28th Feb Birmingham

Delivering Successful Local Communities 28th Feb Birmingham

Please note as in the attachment for TAG members only there is an excellent discount.

The conference will look at the Government’s Transport Investment Strategy and offer up-to-date knowledge, case studies and offer advice about improving quality of life and boosting your local economy.

  • Delivering a sub national transport body for the South East
  • How to manage integrated transport across cities
  • The use of green corridors in drawing people out of densely populated areas
  • How to deliver successful growth in key UK regions
  • What is the role of digital technology and travel?
  • The role of housing in helping to deliver better places to live and work

Seminar Programme – https://communities.tn-events.co.uk/conference/programme-details/
This seminar/conference follows a well reviewed event in Manchester during the Summer 2017

At Delivering Successful Local Communities key stakeholders with a responsibility for these areas will be brought together to find new ways to achieve their objectives as well as redefining relationships between local authority departments and the public and private sectors.
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Parking and Traffic Management: The Role of Local Authorities in Tackling Congestion Symposium, 28th February

Parking and Traffic Management: The Role of Local Authorities in Tackling Congestion Symposium, 28th February

This event will be held at Broadway House just opposite St James Park Underground London SW1

On February 28th, 2018, Cephas Public Policy Communications will provide an opportunity for local authorities, central government, businesses and other key stakeholders to identify ways councils can work with government and industry to develop smart parking projects, whilst better managing and finding solutions for traffic growth, congestion and air quality problems.

There is a very special  offer to TAG members for an early registration offer of a 20% discount valid until Friday, 15th December. Please complete the attached special rate CEPHAS registration booking form making sure you add the discount code from the other document (downloadable below  to registered TAG members only) and send to events@cephaspublicpolicy.co.uk

For further information about this upcoming event click here:


If you have any questions about this public policy symposium email Mark Sundhu, mark@cephaspublicpolicy.co.uk or telephone:

Events Team

CEPHAS Public Policy Communications Ltd

 020 3763 9604

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