Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168297

Received: 25/07/2019

Respondent: Knapwell Parish Meeting

Representation Summary:


Knapwell village centre similar distance to the proposed Western Bourn Airfield entrance as Bourn village centre. Confusion as to why equivalence is not being drawn with regard the SPD's duty to be 'responsive to local context'.

Knapwell has Conservation Area, Knapwell High Street displays many similar characteristics. Draw equivalence to every point raised in the draft SPD about dangers and damage to Bourn Broadway and Bourn village. Boxworth and Knapwell High Streets are on the primary north/south route between the A14/Boxworth Services and the A428/Bourn Airfield Western exit.

Gross oversight and inaccuracy that no maps show the dangerous staggered junction at Bourn Broadway/St Neots Road/Knapwell High Street. Site of regular accidents; it suggests negative externalities have not been appropriately considered. Accidents are routine at Elsworth Road/Boxworth Road/ Connington Road junctions.

Despite chicanes, frequent accidents and near misses in Knapwell, result of dangerous and inconsiderate driving. Serious accident in May 2019, High Street likely KSI blackspot. Reference in SPD special S106 requirements in same vein as Bourn.