Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019
Representation ID: 168082
Respondent: Alan Everitt
2.4 - ACCESS, MOVEMENT & CONNECTIVITY
The reference to the HQPT 'route potentially passing through the northern part of the site' is entirely misleading. The rest of the SPD points out that this is core to the development. The Infrastructure Delivery Plan states it must be completed prior to Occupation. The SPD needs to be clear which it is, as it is a fundamental element to connectivity.
I suggest the costs of this Busway and the risk that traffic figures are not reduced to a trickle are so fundamental to this development that when the SPD is redrafted, it needs to include a statement that the planning authority must verify that the data on which this busway need is predicated. The Transport/Travel Plan must state that realistic Trip Rates and traffic numbers must be used and any variations evidenced. In the current Countryside Travel Plan and associated predictions on TRICS and the model shift from cars to buses, the TRICS rates are far below current rates approved by SCDC and provide no evidence that they can be met.