A STUDY FOR TESCO: MINIMISING CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS

This study considered the effectiveness of PPG (Planning Policy Guidance) 13 in its aim to reduce polluting emissions. It addresses the locational policy for retail development with particular reference to food superstores. The author suggests that because of its bulky nature, food shopping will continue to be carried out predominantly by car. Some food shopping will take place in town centres but to encourage a greater proportion would increase congestion and pollution levels. It is suggested that journeys are reduced by the development of superstores with a significant reduction in trade leakage to other towns. It is considered that in the area of retail development PPG 13 may have the opposite effect to that intended and that perhaps more attention should should be paid to commuting to work. For the covering abstract see IRRD 876474.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1996 12:00AM