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This page contains the North West TAR's responses to consultations.

2017

June Here is NW TAR's response to Cheshire East's supported bus service consultation.
April NW TAR's input to the TransPennine Upgrade Programme Spring 2017 consultation.
February Transport for the North invited comments on the Sustainability Appraisal scoping report relating to their Strategic Transport Plan. Here is NW TAR's critique.: The response by NW TAR to the Highways England consultation on the A5036 Port of Liverpool Access.:
January This is NW TAR's response to the consultation on the Draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.:

2016

September Transport for Greater Manchester's consultation on its 2040 Transport Strategy has drawn the following response from NW TAR:
May NW TAR's submission on the long-awaited draft DfT Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy.
February The initial joint submission by NW TAR, Friends of the Lake District and CPRE North West Regional Group to the 'West of M6 Connectivity Study'.
January The joint submission by NW TAR and CPRE on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Strategic Options consultation.

2015

November NW TAR's submission on the Poynton Relief Road Pre-Planning Application Consultation is here.
October Submission by NW TAR to the consultation 'Greater Manchester 2040 Transport Strategy: Our Vision'.
August This response has been submitted by the NW TAR to the consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Integrated Assessment Scoping Report
May NW TAR has responded to the 'Monitoring Highways England' 1st consultation.

2014

November The Greater Manchester authorities have started work on a new type of sub-regional planning document. Here is the response submitted by NW TAR to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Stage 1 consultation document.
July Cheshire East Council are promoting the second tranche of SEMMMS road schemes and NW TAR & CfBT have lodged a major joint objection as part of the first consultation process.
July NW TAR has made a submission on the TransPennine Express and Northern Rail franchises.
March The NW TAR has responded to three of the HA's consultations on Route Based Strategies: the North Pennines, the South Pennines and the London to Scotland West.
February NW TAR response to the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green Belt 'Call for Evidence'.
January In reacting to the consultation on HS2 Phase 2, NW TAR expresses its continuing serious doubts about the project.
January NW TAR's response to the DfT's consultation on the Draft National Policy Statement for National Networks.
January The NW TAR response to the Highways Agency unexpected public consultation on 'minor changes' to their A556 Knutsford-Bowdon scheme.

2013

October The Highways Agency invited NW TAR to take part in its Route Based Strategy workshops, which we did. We also followed up with a message.
July NW TAR and the Campaign for Better Transport have produced a second major submission about the SEMMMS A6-Manchester Airport Road, following on from the one they made in January - this time in response to the second stage consultation.
March NW TAR's invited response to the Highways Agency's consultation on hard shoulder running between M6 J19 and Knutsford services southbound and our FoI request trying to establish the level of joint working between the HA and HS2 teams where HS2 would cross the M6 and run alongside the proposed A556 off-line Improvement. The NW TAR response to the DfT's consultation on the 'Strategic Road Network & the Delivery of Sustainable Development'.
January NW TAR, together with the Campaign for Better Transport, have submitted a weighty response to the consultation on the SEMMMS A6-Manchester Airport Road with input from two leading transport specialists plus CPRE and FOE.

2012

December NW TAR's response to the Government's latest consultation on the revocation of the Regional Spatial Strategies.
April NW TAR's response to the Highways Agency's consultation on the A556 Knutsford to Bowdon scheme.
March NW TAR's response to the DfT's consultation on devolving local major transport schemes.

2011

December NW TAR's views re. the environmental reports on the revocation of the Regional Spatial Strategies and particularly the NW of England Plan
October NW TAR's response to Halton Borough Council proposed modifications to the Mersey Gateway scheme.
October NW TAR's response to the DCLG consultation on the Draft National Planning Policy Framework.
July NW TAR response to Lancashire County Council's latest consultation on the Heysham to M6 Link Road, which is a pre-cursor to their latest planning application being dealt with by the Infrastructure Planning Commission.
June This is our response to the DCLG consultation on the relaxation of planning rules for change of use from commercial to residential.
June This is our response to the DfT's High Speed Rail consultation.
March NW TAR's response to the West Coast Main Line Route Utilisation Strategy Draft for Consultation
January NW TAR's submission on the Northern Route Utilisation Strategy

2010

October Here is our response to the consultation on Future North West, the now non-statutory 'high level statement' produced by the North West Development Agency and the North West Regional Leaders Board.
JulyA submission by NW TAR on Cumbria County Councils' draft Local Transport Plan.
JuneNW TAR comments to government on the proposal to establish a combined authority for Greater Manchester. NW TAR's invited feedback to 4NW on the future of regional transport and the Regional Transport Advisory Group.
MayNW TAR response to the Greater Manchester LTP 3 Integrated Assessments Scoping Report. NW TAR submission in response to an invitation from Cheshire East Council to comment upon its Local Transport Plan Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report. NW TAR response to the Longendale Integrated Transport Strategy consultation.
MarchNW TAR comments on the draft Manchester City Centre Transport Strategy.
FebruaryOur response to the second Greater Manchester City Region Governance Consultation.
JanuaryJoint response by NW TAR and CPRE to Cheshire West and Chester's consultations on their Local Development Framework Core Strategy, Local Transport Plan and Sustainable Community Strategy.

2009

DecemberJoint NW TAR/ CPRE response to the Highways Agency's A556 Improvement: Supplementary consultation on M6 J19 to Mere Hall. view as Word doc

OctoberSubmission to the DCLG consultation on Regional Strategies and Leaders' Boards view as Word doc

Joint response with CPRE to the invitation to submit environmental information on and opinions about the proposed SEMMMS Phase 1 road schemes. view as Word doc.

SeptemberSubmission to AGMA and GMITA on the Future Transport Governance consultation view as pdf or view as Word doc

JulySubmission to DfT on road safety consultation view as pdf

Requested comments on Draft RS2010 Project Plan view as pdf

JuneResponse to the 4NW Draft Regional Route Studies Guidance consultation view as pdf

AprilSubmission to the Regional Strategy Principles and Issues Paper Consultation view as pdf or view as Word doc

Submission on the NWDA's Draft Regional Strategy Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report view as pdf or view as Word doc

Submission on the Highways Agency's plans to widen the M60 between junctions 15 and 12 view as pdf or view as Word doc

JanuarySubmission in response to consultation on draft advice on Regional Funding Allocations, round two view as pdf or view as Word doc

2008

OctoberResponse to the DfT consultation on Bus Partnership Guidance and Regulations view as pdf or view as Word doc

Letter to AGMA and GMPTA in response to Transport Innovation Fund (TIF) consultation view as pdf or view as Word doc

SeptemberResponse to the NWDA Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU) transport consultation paper view as Word doc

JulyMersey Gateway: Submission to DfT on Transport and Works Act Orders view as Word doc

Mersey Gateway: Submission on the Planning Statement view as Word doc

Mersey Gateway: Submission on the Environmental Statement view as Word doc

Lancashire and Cumbria Route Utilisation Strategy: Consultation Response view as Word doc

MayNorth West Regional Spatial Strategy: Position Statement on Secretary of State's Proposed Changes view as pdf or view as Word doc

North West Regional Spatial Strategy: Comments on Sustainability Appraisal view as pdf or view as Word doc

AprilMersey Gateway Planning Application view as pdf or view as Word doc

Parkside Freight Planning Application view as pdf or view as Word doc

JanuaryGreater Manchester 'Regional Centre' consultation responses view as pdf or view as Word doc

Transport Activists Roundtable North West, Last Updated June 2017