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Representation 3117 on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) by Mr Clive Harris

Support / Object: COMMENT
Document Link: BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Vision & Objectives
Representation: The needed transport infrastructure is missing from the Local Plan

Original submission

I would like the plan to be aimed at improving the quality of life for all; including not just those joining the planned developments, but also those currently living and working in the district. I would not like to see development permitted when it disadvantage those already established in locations where impacts from the proposed development would be negative. For example, those in Sproughton find that their village is being considered less as a residential area and more as a transport corridor. Whilst new developments surrounding Sproughton can be designed to avoid any internal through traffic, each has added to the traffic volumes through Sproughton. The cumulative effect of each development permitted is significantly diminishing the amenity of the village. For the plan to avoid realising such a worsening outlook, the transport infrastructure needs extending so that existing and future traffic movements can be accommodated, and routes which avoid existing residential centres are made available. The Local Plan is not complete whilst the transport infrastructure needed for its fulfilment, and the means of its provision, remains unassessed and unspecified.


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