The UOR BMAP
identifies the present load of pollutants, in this case, total phosphorus, which the water body is receiving and then identifies the amount of load the water body can receive and still meet water quality standards (the TMDL).
"In truth there are roads where it is difficult to drive - that is what BMAP
Earlier this month Sir Albert outlined plans for a Midland Metro line from the city centre to Birmingham Airport, through Solihull and on to Coventry, but this is not included in BMAP
, and committee members asked why.
Try this for size - whereas BMAP
declaims all the environmental improvements and development opportunities, a similar study of four years ago heaped on the negatives of linking the tunnels - woe, woe and thrice woe...
The minister said he wished to assist the commission and all parties to the inquiry by releasing his department's decisions on those parts of BMAP
relevant to the planning application in advance of the final adoption of BMAP
, expected at the end of March.
It forms part of the BMAP
white paper, which will be launched later this month.
A report by transport consultant Sarah Speirs said: "Though there is an acceptance that in order to achieve the BMAP
vision, Birmingham's citizens, businesses and visitors to the city are going to have to change their travel behaviour, there is a reluctance to introduce punitive measures to realise this transformation.
This particular proposal is buried deep in the rear-end of the hefty BMAP
consultation document, but it has not escaped the attention of city businessmen.
After all, The Birmingham Mobility Action Plan (BMAP
) that first highlighted the potential WPL, forecasts an additional 80,000 cars on the city's roads by 2031 - bringing the total to nearly half a million!
But critics of BMAP
, including members of the city council's transport scrutiny committee, have accused it of lacking ambition with regard to rapid transit schemes like the Midland Metro, tram and light rail.
Last week, Birmingham City Council launched its Birmingham Mobility Action Plan (BMAP
), which clearly sets out the city's future transport requirements.