Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019
Representation ID: 168091
Respondent: Alan Everitt
1D MANAGING PRIVATE AND SERVICE VEHICLES
State "private vehicles are the least preferred transport" is to ignore fact that a good proportion of traffic will be heading east, towards M11 and access south. SPD should state what evidence is available to support how traffic can be accommodated by public transport?
State that private cars are essential for only "some" people simply wrong. Ignores everyday life. People do not just go to work in morning and return home after work. There are after work activities that require flexible transport, include drop offs/pick up for nursery care and breakfast clubs, workers with something heavy to carry, shoppers for supermarkets, DIY shops, Garden Centres and retail centres - that's why such places provide car parks. Leisure and other commitments outside Development.
Aspiration of development with no cars ignores fact pretty much all residents will have 1 if not 2 cars and will use them.
SPD should state that evidence is required on all figures presented in Travel Plan and Transport Assessment to ensure Developers can be taken to task. Monitoring is insufficient as it provides developer with an open invitation to be economical with Plan on which development is based.
Connection to A428 is a MUST and traffic figures based upon Cambourne trip rates and traffic pattern support this. Direct connection up and over A428 will allow Busway to run on north of A428 avoiding destruction of village life in Hardwick.