Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 55932

Received: 05/10/2020

Respondent: Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants and Turnstone Estates

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

Policy 22 seeks to define a maximum vehicle trip budget for motorised vehicles across the North
East Cambridge area, in order to reduce travel by private car. However, the monitoring system for
the trip budget should be designed to exclude delivery and customer vehicles to businesses. For
example, if the existing builders merchant operation at the Ridgeons site is relocated to Cowley
Road Industrial Estate or another site within the AAP area, it would be unreasonable for the
vehicle movements associated with this type of business to be included within the trip budget,
since there are typically a high volume of delivery and customer vehicles visiting this type of use
during the day and sustainable modes of transport are an unrealistic option for the type of goods
sold. It is requested that the trip budget excludes delivery and customer vehicles to certain
specified types or character of businesses within the area to include builders merchant type uses.
Equally, if Ridgeons is able to relocate and release their site for development the existing
vehicular movements from the Ridgeons operations should be carried forward to the new use.