Increasing vehicle traffic on our roads and the use of vehicle on rural byways is putting various pressures on the countryside.
Our Branch Transport Campaign Group
campaigns for a sustainable transport system in Hampshire through reducing the need for people to use environmentally damaging transport.
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Latest - Great News on BOATS (Byways Open to All Traffic) - see below.
2007 Transport Symposium
After two very successful CPRE Transport Symposiums in 2003 and 2005, this year's event took place on 14th November Colden Common Park Pavilion.
Topics covered included airport expansion, air corridors, the proposed Lyndhurst by-pass, CPRE's anti-clutter campaign and better road design.
Read our press report of the event.
- Transport Funding Constraints in Hampshire. With the government spending priorities on health and education, Don Stewart highlights the difficulty of adequately funding rural transport schemes (May 2007).
- A Successful Symposium. Don Stewart reports on a symposium that brought together planners, users and CPRE members to review sevaral aspects of policy. Topics covered included the Hampshire's Local Transport Plan, Southampton Airport expansion and CPRE's anti-clutter campaign (May 2006).
- CPRE Hampshire Transport Survey. The results of a parish councils, amenity societies and associations across Hampshire. Speed limits, cycling, public transport were among the topics covered (Nov 2004).
- Aviation - Some Core Principles. CPRE calls for the need to manage the demand for travel in relation to environmental constraints. Five practical points are proposed (Nov 2004).
- The Meon Valley Road A32. Jeremy Wood explains the process by which CPRE working together with Hampshire County Council applied the principles of rural road signage to part of the A32. (May 2007).
- Lyndhurst By-Pass: A Dilemma?. While by-passes, especially in national parks, can take away valuable countryside, they may be unavoidable to deal with the downsides of intesive visitor traffic. Don Stewart discusses the dilemma facing Lyndhurst. (May 2007).
- Blitz on Clutter Update. Christopher Napier reports on the growing support for this campaign and describes a pilot project on the A32 (Nov 2006).
- Principles for Signage in Rural Areas. A set of principles that should both make it less confusing for drivers and minimise intrusion of urban paraphernalia into rural landscapes (Aug 2006).
- Too Many Signs on Rural Roads. About CPRE's campaign to reduce clutter and signage on our rural roads (May 2006).
- CPRE National Road Campaign. New roads and widening schemes damage landscapes and bring development pressures. These pages describe the issues, solutions, case studies and CPRE policies. (Ongoing national campaign).
- Newbury by-pass. While some CPRE members say it is doing a good job (relieving traffic on country roads), CPRE Chief Executive Shaun Spiers says that the number of accidents "is a very heavy price to pay for saving between four and 11 minutes in journey times".
- CPRE lends help to Pathwatch trial in North Hampshire. CPRE pro-actively supports a trial scheme in Basingstoke and Deane. Members are encouraged to Incidents of vandalism, fly-tipping and inappropriate use of vehicles.
An Update on BOATS - Even Better News!. CPRE celebrates a significant victory in the campaign against BOATS. Following an Appeal Court ruling, eighteen of the claims for new BOATs in Hampshire which were previously exempt from the NERC Act legislation have now been rejected as invalid. Rosemary Horsey takes reader through the tortuous byways of this legislation (Aug 2008).
- An Update on BOATS - Good News!. Rosemary Horsey explains how the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act has changed things dramatically for the better. However, BOATS claims already in the pipeline have to be processed under the old rules (Nov 2006).
- BOATS (Byways Open To All Traffic). Its absurd that just because such byways were used by horse and cart in the past, that they should remain open to modern motorized vehicles, writes Rosemary Horsey (May 2006).
- Recreational Use of Green Lanes by Motorised Vehicles. The growing popularity of driving 4x4s and riding motorbikes off roads is damaging some of our byways. Rosemary Horsey introduces us to BOATS and the issues surrouding them (Nov 2004).
- Quiet Lanes Campaign Relaunched. Janet Martin explains how looking at speed limits, street furniture and sensitive management of rural roads can improve our enjoyment of quiet lanes (May 2004).
- Changes to Terminal Control South West Airspace. NATS has proposed changes to the airspace approaches to Southampton and Bournemouth Airports.
This would increase noise over New Forest National Park and the North Wessex AONB (August 2007).
- Farnborough Airport Expansion.. CPRE pushes to limit weekend flights to the current permitted limits. As it is Farnborough has permission for more flights annually than Stansted! (May 2007).
- Airport Expansion. CPRE's national campaign to call for a rethink of the government's Air Transport White Paper of 2003. (Ongoing national campaign).
This page updated 31st July 2009
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