Planning roundup

Consultant Arup has been appointed to lead a new DfT study that will put a value on time spent travelling. The will provide up-to-date valuations of travel time savings and reliability in order to better appraise transport infrastructure schemes.

    The National Infrastructure Planning Association annual conference takes place in London on 7 July. Find out more in our events listing and here.

    The Infrastructure Bill which contains the legislation to turn the Highways Agency into an arms length government company had its first reading, in the House of Lords, on Friday last week.  More here.

    New mapping has revealed that London’s centre is 900m to the east of the plaque that marks it in Trafalgar Square. The new geographical centre of London is an iron bench in front of King’s College in London.