We need a safe, sustainable and integrated transport system but the way we travel and the continued growth in road traffic is damaging our towns, harming our countryside and contributing to global warming. Land use planning needs to be closely integrated with transport planning to achieve a sustainable transport system. By shaping the pattern of development and influencing the location, scale, density, design and mix of land uses, planning can help to reduce the need to travel, reduce the length of journeys and make it safer and easier for people to access jobs, shopping, leisure facilities and services by public transport, walking, and cycling.
Transition Chesterfield has made submissions on a number of planning and transport planning consultations to try and ensure that transport and landuse planning are better integrated to reduce reliance on cars.
See Transition Chesterfield's response to a consultation on the redevelopment of the old football ground at Saltergate
See Transition Chesterfield's response to a Derbyshire County Council consultation on local transport strategy (June 2010)