Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019
Representation ID: 168076
Respondent: Cambridgeshire County Council
FIX C CAMBOURNE TO CAMBRIDGE HIGH QUALITY PUBLIC TRANSPORT ROUTE AND STOPS
The Council's current position on the route of the rapid transit scheme has come out of numerous discussions with the developer team and the GCP team. This concluded that it would be best located in the north of the site near the A428 as this appears to best balance the various needs of the project (catchment, speed, engineering requirements etc.). In the longer term, the Mayor has referred to innovative mass modes of transit. It would be useful if land could be safeguarded where practicably possible, to allow future evolution of the project.
Ultimately, the mass transit link will need to offer high speed and reliability, and should benefit from a good catchment. The route as shown in the draft SPD appears to meet the needs of the GCP.
The attached note sets out the County Council officer comments on the Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document in response to a consultation by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Whilst local County Members have been made aware of the consultation, this response does not include their comments or considerations or those of the Economy and Environment Committee which will endorse this response at its meeting on 19th September.
This response includes the comments of the following Council services and functions:
- Transport Assessment
- County Planning Minerals and Waste
- Historic Environment
- Local Lead Flood Authority
- Public Health