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The North West Transport Activists Roundtable (NW TAR) is one of eight regional roundtables run under the auspices of the Campaign for Better Transport (formerly Transport 2000). We are an umbrella organisation whose purpose is to promote sustainable transport and sustainable land use to government, sub-regional bodies and local authorities. We operate mainly by engaging in transport and planning policy work and by serving on a number of regional and sub-regional bodies, but we also hold about three open meetings a year.
Dr. Anne Robinson of Friends of the Peak District has condemned the Northern Strategic Road Studies as 'flawed' in a Viewpoint article she has had published in Local Transport Today and is our March perspectives item.
NW TAR's initial feedback to Transport for the North on the TransPennine Tunnel Wider Transport Connectivity Assessment Study is available here.
Transport for the North invited comments on the Sustainability Appraisal scoping report relating to their Strategic Transport Plan. See NW TAR's critique here.
NW TAR responded to the Highways England consultation on the A5036 Port of Liverpool Access. See the response here.
NW TAR responded to the consultation on the Draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. See the response here.
Lillian Burns has been representing Friends of the Lake District as well as the NW TAR and CPRE on the Northern TransPennine Study that the DfT and Highways England have been running. Lillian's has shared her perspectives on this.
The three environmental NGO members of the TransPennine Tunnel Study produced a short paper on spatial & sustainability objectives which they pitched to the project team. here.
An objection to the Poynton Relief Road - one of the SEMMMS roads - has been lodged by NW TAR in response to the planning application by Cheshire East Council. See the submission here.
NW TAR has submitted a response to Transport for Greater Manchester's consultation on its 2040 Transport Strategy. See the response here.
Convenor of the NW TAR, Lillian Burns, produced a 'think piece' on the devolution of powers on behalf of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Read her paper here.
NW TAR has made a submission on the long-awaited draft DfT Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy. See the consultation response here.
NW TAR joined with Friends of the Lake District and CPRE North West Regional Group to make an initial submission on the 'West of M6 Connectivity Study'. You can read it here.
The next conference of TravelWatch NorthWest will be at MerseyTravel on June 8th 2017. Keep an eye on the TW NW website for further details.