Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019
Representation ID: 168004
Respondent: Mrs E Elbourn
FIX A MAIN POINTS OF ACCESS AND PRIMARY STREET
Getting traffic to and away from the new development is not being considered thoroughly enough, given current thinking means a huge load is weighted on The Broadway, making Bourn and surrounding villages the rat runs that Knapwell and Dry Drayton have become. Exits should lead on to the A428; the lives, environment and safety of existing villagers are more important than too many junctions on the A428.
After visiting the planning consultation meeting in Bourn earlier in the month I would like to object to the specific failings of the proposed new town of 3500 houses on the Bourn airfield.
Despite huge opposition from all local communities and their parish councils the development seems to be going ahead which really begs the question are our comments ,concerns and objections ever taken in to account? What is the point of these paper exercises if the council then ploughs on disregarding our objections and the comments of the Inspector?
He wrote in his report para 87:
'We are mindful of the significant levels of opposition to the Bourn Airfield proposal expressed by the local community and others, including fears of coalescence and traffic implications, including local traffic management issues relating to the Broadway. There is a degree of SCEPTICISM from the local community about whether their concerns can be adequately addressed. But there is nothing to indicate that these concerns cannot be satisfactorily addressed through the development management process and further guidance provided by SPD'
I feel getting traffic to and away from the new development is not being considered thoroughly enough. In the light that current thinking will mean a huge load weighted on The Broadway this will make Bourn and surrounding villages the obvious rat runs that Knapwell and Dry Drayton have become. Use common sense and have the exits ONLY leading on to the A428. Do not use excuses like cost and too many junctions on to the A428 these are not sound. The lives, environment , and safety of the existing villagers are more important than that.