Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168060

Received: 28/07/2019

Respondent: Cambridge Cycling Campaign

Representation Summary:


(a) one of HQPT stops is peripheral and far away from homes; route needs to be more central with stops closer to houses.

(b) primary road runs through most densely populated parts, guaranteeing maximum number of people will suffer from exposure to pollution and road danger caused by cars and village centre will be car dominated because primary road runs through it; swap road alignment with HQPT so village centre and houses are only served by secondary non-through routes.

(c) cycling network is too peripheral and doesn't appear to be well-connected to the interior of site; dense grid of closely spaced routes should criss cross site to be pervasive, direct and convenient.

Full text:

The following comments are in regard to Figure 22, the Spatial Framework Plan.

Problem: there is only one sensibly located public transport stop, the other one is peripheral to the site and far from houses.

Solution: the 'high-quality' public transport route should run more centrally through the site and feature stops closer to all the houses as well as the village centre.

Problem: the primary road runs through the most densely populated parts of the new settlement and the village centre, which guarantees that the maximum number of people will be exposed to air pollution and road danger caused by cars. The village centre will be dominated by cars and unpleasant motor vehicle movements.

Solution: the primary road should swap places with the 'high-quality' public transport route. The primary road should run along the northern fringe of the site. The village centre and private properties should be accessed by car only along secondary streets that do not allow through traffic, in order to minimise exposure to air pollution and road danger.

Problem: the strategic cycling network is too peripheral and doesn't appear to be well connected to the interior of the site.

Solution: a dense grid of closely-spaced walking and cycling routes should criss-cross the site. Walking and cycling routes should be pervasive, direct and the most convenient way to get around the site.