This paper draws on work undertaken by the Regional Monitoring Group of the Standing Conference of London and South East Regional Planning (SCLSERP) in 1981. The M25 orbital motorway around the metropolitan area of Greater London has hitherto been considered mainly as a transportation matter. Now that its construction is advancing, there is growing concern and interest over the impact the motorway may have on regional planning policies, as regards both the metropolitan green belt and the regeneration of inner London. The paper sets out the findings of regional monitoring work, relating current planning policies in the London region monitoring work, relating current planning policies in the London region to changes in accessibility which the motorway is likely to create and the effect on development pressures which is likely to result. Conclusions are drawn concerning the expected impact of the new route, both on economic development and environmental policies and on the value of this wider type of impact assessment. (Author/TRRL)

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    • Proceedings of Seminar E, Structure & Regional Planning Practice, held at the PTRC's 10th annual summer meeting.
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  • Authors:
    • Simmons, J M
    • Baden, A
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  • Publication Date: 1982

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 27-41

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  • Accession Number: 00381186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-111-6
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM