Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019
Representation ID: 168320
Respondent: Countryside Properties
Agent: Andrew Martin Associates
1D MANAGING PRIVATE AND SERVICE VEHICLES
CP are content with this section. 2nd bullet point relating to reducing amount of car parking availability at local facilities may be a commercial point for consideration. However, it does not specify what this is. CP also note that not having a direct access to A428 is reinforced here, consistent with meeting on 10th May 2019.
Third paragraph states development 'should include provision for electric vehicle charging at all car parking locations, including provision of charging points or sockets within private dwellings and on residential streets'. CP fully supports implementation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure as set out in the Sustainability Statement with planning application.
However, there are practical considerations and constraints which must be considered with respect to installation of EV charging infrastructure, particularly installation of points on residential streets given that such infrastructure will not be responsibility of Countryside to install or manage. Furthermore, whilst there is clear and growing demand for electric vehicles, the relative percentage of EVs compared to existing vehicles is still small and therefore demand for widespread infrastructure is not present. Recommend this policy is updated to remove reference to residential streets as follows; 'should include appropriate provision for electric vehicle charging at all car parking locations, including provision of charging points, infrastructure or sockets within private dwellings.'