MOTORWAY SERVICES AREAS: A LOCAL AUTHORITY VIEWPOINT
The author describes the experience of Stafford Borough Council in dealing with applications to develop motorway service areas along the route of the M6. Details are provided of the submissions made and the procedure which ensued. Having accepted a northbound site it was necessary to accept a southbound site and the choice was narrowed down to two sites. The arguments and decisions are outlined. The effect on adjacent service areas and the impact of motorway widening are considered. The author discusses the many problems highlighted by the process and suggests that such major development sites should be considered in the Local Plan process rather than through ad hoc development control decisions. For the covering abstract see IRRD 876474.
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- KEATLEY, J D
- Publication Date: 1995
- Pagination: 6P+A p.
- TRT Terms: Conferences; Environmental impact analysis; Freeways; Local government agencies; Pavement widening; Planning; Policy; Roadside rest areas
- ITRD Terms: 8525: Conference; 2436: Impact study (environment); 192: Local authority; 2752: Motorway; 143: Planning; 173: Policy; 971: Service area; 2889: Widening (road, bridge)
- Subject Areas: Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00722301
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
- Files: ITRD
- Created Date: Jun 28 1996 12:00AM