Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019
Representation ID: 168068
Respondent: Mrs Patricia Ellis-Evans
FIX A MAIN POINTS OF ACCESS AND PRIMARY STREET
Direct access to A428 is essential: some residents will have to catch another bus within the city; others will work outside Cambridge in surrounding villages and beyond. Rush hour traffic: 07:00-10:00 and 15:00-19:00 is a major issue in Cambourne, Toft, Hardwick, Comberton and Bourne and the new development will further exacerbate this situation. Highways England have drastically underestimated the amount of traffic usage on these smaller roads including the extra traffic from the new development. The developers need to finance the resolution of these very significant issues.
There is no direct access to the A428. This is essential as: (a) not everyone will be working in central Cambridge. It would be necessary for a proportion residents to take more than one bus to get to their workplace. This will be too time-consuming and they will travel by car for convenience. (B) not everybody' s workplace will be within the city of Cambridge. It will be necessary for residents to travel both within South Cambridgeshire and beyond and they will need easy of access to the A428. If this is not available they will use the surrounding villages of Cambourne, Toft, Hardwick, Comberton and Barton to access major roads. These villages are already heavily used from 07:00-10:00 and 15:00-19:00 and if there is any major issue on the major roads there is a constant stream of traffic. If these issues are not properly addressed at this stage, life will become unbearable for the residents of these villages. Highways England have drastically underestimated the amount of traffic usage on these smaller roads as well as the amount of traffic which will emerge from the development. The solution to this is for the developers to finance the resolution of these very significant traffic issues.