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Luton - Dunstable Guided Busway

Saira Kabir Sheikh QC

The Secretary of State for Transport has published the decision on the Transport and Works Act Inquiry and has made the TWA Order and granted deemed planning permission for the Luton - Dunstable Guided Busway. This inquiry sat for 9 weeks between February 2005 and August 2005.

The Secretary of State has also published the decision in respect of the Public Open Space inquiry and granted certificates for the exchange Public Open Space in respect of both the alternative areas of land offered by Luton Borough Council and Bedfordshire County Council. This inquiry was held in May 2006.

Translink is intended to be a frequent, dependable high-quality service linking Houghton Regis, Dunstable and Luton. The service will be provided by specially adapted buses capable of running both on their own track and on the public roads. This will enable Translink services to serve a large number of destinations in the area, connecting the main housing areas of the conurbation with the main industrial areas, the three town centres, the rail stations, and London Luton airport.

Saira Kabir Sheikh represented Luton Borough Council as junior counsel promoting the TWA Order and was counsel at the Public Open Space inquiry.