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Targeted programme of improvements

The Highway Agency's programme of investment in improvements to the trunk road and motorway road network. The programme comprise of a number of major schemes, each costing more than £5 million, funded either conventionally or by public-private partnership.

Ten-year transport plan

Launched by the Government in July 2000, this plan set out the Government's policy priorities and spending for transport - road, rail and local transport - up to 2010. In July 2004, the Government updated and extended the plan with a white paper called The Future of Transport.

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 is the chief piece of primary planning legislation. Much of the 1990 Act has been amended by the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, and changes have also been made by the Planning Act 2008 and the Localism Act 2011. It remains, however, the key legal reference point for planning.

Trunk roads

The strategic highways which link cities, towns, ports and airports. Most motorways and some "A" roads are trunk roads. The secretary of state for transport is the highway authority responsible for maintaining and operating the trunk road network.