Travel patterns and behaviour are radically changing, driven by a range of factors – the repercussions of Covid-19, the environmental impact of cars, changing attitudes of younger generations, health, congestion, cost of travel, and the visual and social impacts of road space. New large-scale communities need to reflect all these changes and anticipate those in the future – e.g. automated vehicles, electrification, new forms of transport and the desire to walk and cycle, and for places to be ‘people-focused’ rather than ‘vehicle-focused’.  


New large-scale communities have the unique opportunity to decide the vision, design and provision of sustainable transport to meet people’s needs. They need to be exemplars for the future, and must deliver healthy, happy and diverse communities which reduce their impact on the environment, whilst enhancing the social and economic aspects of society.  


This webinar will launch a new guide in our series ‘The Art of Building a Garden City: Garden City Standards for the 21st Century – practical guides to delivery ‘ which aims to help local authorities and others plan for sustainable transport in new large-scale developments; setting out the relevant planning policy context, key principles – both overarching and for strategic planning and design, as well as guidance for funding and delivery, and includes case studies of places where sustainable transport has been successfully delivered.  



14:00   Welcome and introduction from the Chair  

Lynda Addison OBEChair of the CIHT Sustainable Transport Panel  and Immediate Past Chair of Transport Planning Society 


14:10   Transport planning for new large-scale settlements 

Robert Singleton MRTPIHead of Planning Policy, Planning Policy, Housing and Transport, Department for Transport 

14:20   Introducing TCPA’s new Garden City sustainable transport guide  

Dr Hugh Ellis, Director of Policy and Cova Cervilla BordiuProjects Assistant, TCPA 


14:30   Q&A 


14:50   Innovation in transport planning for new large-scale developments 

David Bird, Director, Vectos 


15:00   Connecting People and Places: A Sustainable Travel Strategy to balance mobility in Ebbsfleet  

Sandra Fryer, Board member and Chair of the Planning Committee, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and TCPA Trustee


15:10   Q&A 


15:30   Close 

Price: FREE for TCPA New Communities Group (NCG) members, £25+vat (£30) for TCPA Members; £45+vat (£54) for non-members; 

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Please note this webinar will be broadcast using Zoom software. Please make sure you carry out a Test Meeting in advance of the webinar to test your system compatibility, internet connection and audio settings ahead of time to ensure you are able to join. You can do this here: Please also make sure your IT department will allow the use of Zoom as we will not be able to provide refunds if you cannot join for technical reasons. Recordings will not be circulated after the event.

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This seminar is part of the TCPA New Communities Group (NCG) programme of events. The NCG consists of local authorities and development corporations bringing forward large-scale new developments, from Garden City inspired new towns and villages to urban regeneration and extension schemes. Further information on joining the NCG is available here.

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