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Manchester Airport – the concrete shadow spreads – News – The Ecologist

Airport centric urban sprawl is metastasizing overgreen space, locking in reliance on fossil fuel intensive infrastructure. Manchester Airport – the concrete shadow spreads – News – The Ecologist CLICK TO READ FULL ARTICLE. An excellent article in the Ecologist exposes … Continue reading

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A viable economy in Greater Manchester? ….. airport city?

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, has a blog where he regularly posts his news and thoughts.  His latest is a vindication of the Greater Manchester Strategy and aviation-led economic growth, greatly dependent on China’s economy it seems. … Continue reading

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Steady State Manchester discussion paper on transport infrastructure #HS2

Investing in Transport Infrastructure: Notes from Steady State Manchester. read it here: transport paper SSM Sept 2013 In recent weeks and months there has been much debate about the UK government’s plan to build a high speed railway from London … Continue reading

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Can the Train Take the Strain? Sustainable Inter-Regional Travel

Sustainable Inter-Regional Travel – Can the Train Take the Strain?  UPDATE:  SSM discussion paper on investing in transport infrastructure. Now available HERE A discussion paper by Dominic McCann   Click here for the report: Long Distance and Inter-Regional Travel final (second … Continue reading

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Until we get a proper tax on carbon we need to keep Air Passenger Duty

Keep #APD – the counter-campaign Until we get a proper tax on carbon we need to keep Air Passenger Duty to discourage unnecessary flying. Download this as a 2-page campaign leaflet There had been straws in the wind and now … Continue reading

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The supposed economic benefit of aviation expansion

25/6/13: 15.48 – links corrected and working now. Further to our counter-campaign on Air Passenger Duty, here is the argument that expansion of aviation does not inevitably lead to stimulation of the economy (which in any case is not necessarily … Continue reading

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Oppose the campaign to abolish Air Passenger Duty

There have been straws in the wind and now there is a concerted campaign to abolish Air Passenger Duty (APD) – see http://www.afairtaxonflying.org/ (sorry you’ll have to copy and paste – we don’t want to help them too much!)The campaign … Continue reading

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There they go again – growth, airport. GM budget. SSM’s initial response. (now with an update – 20 March, 2013)

The first Greater Manchester budget has just appeared.  We need some time to digest it, but having seen the MEN reports (here) and (here) this is yet more orthodox thinking – a mixture of wishful thinking and denial. Here is … Continue reading

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