Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168353

Received: 26/08/2019

Respondent: Mr Stephen Jones

Representation Summary:

SPD claims to provide 'an overview of the site context and key issues to be addressed'. Strongly disagree. While SPD raises many key issues that need to be addressed, they are glossed over or ignored and reader is left with aspirational platitudes.

Of greatest concern is failure to analyse sufficiently the problem of traffic generation. 'Wishful thinking' approach to what previous analysis and experience has shown will be a very significant increase in traffic flows due to residents travelling to and from work.

Our analysis, based on Cambourne today, is that even if we assume assuming an unprecedented modal shift to public transport from 10% to 30%, over 2,100 cars will leave new village in rush period (0715-0915). How is this to be accommodated, given 4,000 cars which will be leaving from Cambourne and West Cambourne?

Our detailed analysis of traffic flows is given in Attachment 1. Originally included in submission on behalf of Coalition of Parish Councils, to Planning Inspectors.