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Eco-Towns: Motor Vehicles

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to promote the restriction of car (a) ownership and (b) parking spaces in eco-town developments. (203057)

We have set out in the consultation document “Eco-towns—living a greener future” what needs to be achieved in terms of sustainable transport and this includes a significant reduction in car reliance. This would mean, for example, locating major facilities and services within a 10-minute walk of homes within the eco-town and provision of frequent and reliable public transport. Through these measures and those set out in the consultation document, we would expect there to be less of a need for car parking spaces, but each location will need its own approach.