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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.
Lillian Burns has compiled a second discussion document / 'think piece' on devolution and localism a little over one year-on from her first. Endorsed by both the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), it provides an update on what is going on with local government devolution all over England, plus some other related changes. It is intended to help both non-governmental organisations and Town & Parish Councils understand the complex and rapidly-chaning local government landscape. Read her report Devolution and Localism: Are we going Forwards or Backwads?
Stockport MBC's Transport Issues & Options Paper/ part of the South East Manchester Multi Modal Strategy (SEMMMS) Refresh has drawn a response from the NW TAR which can be seen here.
NW TAR responded to Cheshire East's supported bus service consultation. See the response here.
NW TAR's input to the TransPennine Upgrade Programme Spring 2017 consultation is here.
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.
The next conference of TravelWatch NorthWest will be at Solaris Centre in Blackpool on Thursday, June 14th 2018. Keep an eye on the TW NW website for further details.