Daventry Transport Development Group

Daventry Transport Development Group

Case for Change

Why now?

A big question surrounding this project is why now? Why do we need to invest in improving Daventry’s public transport connectivity at the moment? And there are so many reasons that we should.

From the environment and climate change, to the existing population and extensive urban growth in the area, there’s countless reasons that we need to invest in improvement now.

Government processes

If we want to make this case for change, we have to following specific Government processes.

This Government process is known as the Transport Appraisal Process (TAG), and has been compiled by the Department for Transport for all transport investment programmes. If we don’t follow this process, there’s the risk that we lose out on vital Government funding.

What is the case? 🚶

There are four main reasons for investment:

  • Environment
  • Existing infrastructure
  • Urban Growth
  • The north/south divide

Find out more

Learn more about our specific reasons for investment, and why this is a case for change.


Climate change and the environment – the core reasoning behind any public and active transport investment.

Existing infrastructure

Learn more about the existing road and rail networks in the Daventry and West Northamptonshire area.

Other towns: Case study

We study a town – Faversham, in East Kent – which is of a similar size to Daventry, but has a railway link.

Urban growth

Find out more about urban growth in the Daventry area, and why it means we need to invest in sustainable transport now.

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