Planning system should not allow car dependent developments

Currently, we are still allowing new houses and business premises to be built where car is the only (or by far the most convenient) way to access them.  The Scottish Planning system should be changed to be strongly prejudiced against new developments that require (or encourage) car use.

Why the contribution is important

Cars require large amounts of energy both to manufacture, and to move around (currently provided almost entirely by fossil fuels), and are a major source of emissions in Scotland. Greater car dependence increases the difficulty of electrifying the car fleet and providing it with sufficient low carbon electricity.
 

by KeithA on October 26, 2020 at 02:46PM

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