Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168294

Received: 25/07/2019

Respondent: Knapwell Parish Meeting

Representation Summary:


In line with District Council's Scrutiny Overview Committee recommendation to Cabinet, I would like to see mandated investment in a direct access onto the A428. Safety concerns are unfounded based on equivalent examples already in the region displaying similar characteristics.

Current modal and traffic models (around 800 vehicle movements at peak) are believed to grossly underestimate the likely reality, in the context of the only alternative being a bus to Grange Road. Many commuters will not be travelling into Cambridge, which presents a strategic necessity for a more drastic infrastructure solution. We believe 'no strategic case is made [for an A428 link]' (page 15) to be untrue. Believe direct A428 access remains a viable option, the most practical and sustainable solution to mitigate the dangers and externalities of 3500 households, and their travel, on local village communities.