Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Comment ID 705793//21
Document Section Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Transport DM20 View all on this section
Respondent Deleted User View all by this respondent
Response Date 19 Apr 2013

DM20 – Major Highway Schemes

Although we appreciate that this policy only safeguards areas on the Proposals Map and protects major highways schemes from inappropriate development, CPRE does not support new roads. Research for CPRE entitled ‘Beyond local infrastructure’ included with this response, showed that new roads - including bypasses - fail to tackle congestion, actively increasing traffic levels and pressure for related development, while harming landscape character and tranquillity.

Item vii) Barrow Gurney bypass – To avoid the cost of a new junction the proposals map should be changed to show the north end of this bypass joining the existing B3130 at its junction with the A38 or between there and St Katherine’s Farm.