Question 34

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Support

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29251

Received: 08/12/2014

Respondent: Ben Cofield

Representation Summary:

Of course! I would have new bus routes running through the area, new bus stops half way down the new Cowley Road (the old Cowley Road having been pedestrianised), a river taxi, car parking, and of course the guided bus, cycling and taxis. This should be the best-connected area in the city, if done well. We will need more crossings of the railway and river to assist in traffic flow.

Full text:

Of course! I would have new bus routes running through the area, new bus stops half way down the new Cowley Road (the old Cowley Road having been pedestrianised), a river taxi, car parking, and of course the guided bus, cycling and taxis. This should be the best-connected area in the city, if done well. We will need more crossings of the railway and river to assist in traffic flow.

Support

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29286

Received: 10/12/2014

Respondent: Management Process Systems Limited

Representation Summary:

Let's focus on walking, public and cycles - car parking creates too much dead space.

Full text:

Let's focus on walking, public and cycles - car parking creates too much dead space.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29350

Received: 18/12/2014

Respondent: Dr Alan Mayes

Representation Summary:

Access to the new railway station would be significantly improved if Network Rail's disused private access road from Milton Road to Chesterton sidings along the north side of Cambridge Business Park was made into a public footpath and cycleway. It would be more pleasant than the foot/cycle path planned for Cowley Road and it would enable the Crown Estate to install side entrances on the North side of the Cambridge Business Park to shorten the walk between offices on the Cambridge Business Park and the new railway station and encourage travel to the Cambridge Business Park by train.

Full text:

Access to the new railway station would be significantly improved if Network Rail's disused private access road from Milton Road to Chesterton sidings along the north side of Cambridge Business Park was made into a public footpath and cycleway. It would be more pleasant than the foot/cycle path planned for Cowley Road and it would enable the Crown Estate to install side entrances on the North side of the Cambridge Business Park to shorten the walk between offices on the Cambridge Business Park and the new railway station and encourage travel to the Cambridge Business Park by train.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29359

Received: 16/12/2014

Respondent: Railfuture East Anglia

Representation Summary:

Access to the new railway station at Chesterton could be significantly improved if Network Rail's private access road from Milton Road to Chesterton railway sidings running along the north side of the Business Park was made into a public footpath / cycleway.
It would be more pleasant and convenient than the proposed route for Cowley Road up to the boundary of the current sidings, allowing for entrances to be installed on the north side of Cambridge Business Park and easier access for commuters.

Full text:

In answer to question 34 "Do you support or object to the proposed key transport and movement principles, and why?" the access to the new railway station at Chesterton could be significantly improved if Network Rail's private access road from Milton Road to Chesterton railway sidings running along the north side of the Business Park was made into a public footpath and cycleway for pedestrians and cyclists travelling to and from the new railway station.

This would be more pleasant and convenient than the pedestrian and cycle route currently proposed for Cowley Road up to the boundary of the current sidings, especially for the thousands of people who work on the Cambridge Science Park, the Cambridge Business Park and the St John's Innovation Centre.

It would also enable the Crown Estate to install side entrances on the North side of the Cambridge Business Park to shorten the walk between offices on the Cambridge Business Park and the new railway station and encourage travel to the Cambridge Business Park by train.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29445

Received: 17/01/2015

Respondent: Nicky Morland

Representation Summary:

Policy must also consider the needs of those who, whilst they might wish to, cannot cycle or walk. The cycle pressure groups are positive BUT it isn't a solution for everyone, especially older members of the community and the needs of all must be considered. Where cars are not an option good regular all day and evening public transport must be provided.

Full text:

Policy must also consider the needs of those who, whilst they might wish to, cannot cycle or walk. The cycle pressure groups are positive BUT it isn't a solution for everyone, especially older members of the community and the needs of all must be considered. Where cars are not an option good regular all day and evening public transport must be provided.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29575

Received: 23/01/2015

Respondent: Mrs Sasha Wilson

Representation Summary:

Yes and to provide bus transport to the station for local residents

Full text:

Yes and to provide bus transport to the station for local residents

Support

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29617

Received: 27/01/2015

Respondent: Cllr Anna Bradnam

Representation Summary:

A pedestrian/cycle path should be provided, linking the Jane Coston Bridge with the Station.
Good bus links must be provided for those who cannot walk or cycle.

Full text:

A pedestrian/cycle path should be provided, linking the Jane Coston Bridge with the Station.
Good bus links must be provided for those who cannot walk or cycle.

Support

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29690

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Brookgate

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

The emphasis of the movement principles must be promotion of non-car and active modes of travel, delivering a highly accessible development. The principles must recognise that CNFE will generate additional vehicle trips. A key principle needs to include 'enhance the Milton Road corridor to ensure that traffic can move efficiently in appropriate locations'.

Cambridgeshire CC Transport Strategy (Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire) and associated strategic transport modelling significantly underestimates development opportunities in CNFE. The TSCSC recommendations (and proposed City Deal schemes) don't adequately address existing highway network constraints or consider measures required to unlock the full potential of CNFE.

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The emphasis of the movement principles must be promotion of non-car and active modes of travel, delivering a highly accessible development. The principles must recognise that CNFE will generate additional vehicle trips. A key principle needs to include 'enhance the Milton Road corridor to ensure that traffic can move efficiently in appropriate locations'.

Cambridgeshire CC Transport Strategy (Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire) and associated strategic transport modelling significantly underestimates development opportunities in CNFE. The TSCSC recommendations (and proposed City Deal schemes) don't adequately address existing highway network constraints or consider measures required to unlock the full potential of CNFE.

Support

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29792

Received: 30/01/2015

Respondent: CODE Development Planners Ltd

Agent: CODE Development Planners Ltd

Representation Summary:

The principles are sound and reflect the guidance of the NPPF on sustainable travel but radical solutions are likely to be required to enable appropriate road based access to the sites.

Full text:

The principles are sound and reflect the guidance of the NPPF on sustainable travel but radical solutions are likely to be required to enable appropriate road based access to the sites.

Support

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29822

Received: 31/01/2015

Respondent: Mr David Collier

Representation Summary:

Strongly support the focus on making transport safer and more sustainable. Developing a new area provides an opportunity to create safe and attractive routes for pedestrians and cyclists, which are sadly lacking in much of the rest of the city. Permeability (for these users) is very important to making the area attractive.

Full text:

Strongly support the focus on making transport safer and more sustainable. Developing a new area provides an opportunity to create safe and attractive routes for pedestrians and cyclists, which are sadly lacking in much of the rest of the city. Permeability (for these users) is very important to making the area attractive.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29921

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Cambridgeshire County Council

Representation Summary:


All options will require more detailed transport assessment work to understand the transport implications, across all modes, of the proposals including their inter-relationship with emerging proposals under development by the County Council as part of the City Deal programme. Although this is true of all options, this is particularly the case for those that propose higher levels of development which might require significant transport intervention to ensure that transport impacts are not severe. This applies to both the local networks (walk, cycle, bus, and highway) and also the strategic road (i.e.: Highways Agency) and rail (i.e.: Network Rail) networks.

Full text:

See response to question 8.

All options will require more detailed transport assessment work to understand the transport implications, across all modes, of the proposals including their inter-relationship with emerging proposals under development by the County Council as part of the City Deal programme. Although this is true of all options, this is particularly the case for those that propose higher levels of development which might require significant transport intervention to ensure that transport impacts are not severe. This applies to both the local networks (walk, cycle, bus, and highway) and also the strategic road (i.e.: Highways Agency) and rail (i.e.: Network Rail) networks.

The CNFE is a mixed use area with a variety of uses existing and proposed through the AAP. There will be a wide variety of modes of transport ranging from pedestrian and cyclist to heavy commercial vehicles (HCVs) accessing the B2, B8 and Sui Generis areas. It is important to have some degree of separation between HCVs and other users. This is in part encompassed by the objective relating to safety, but the need to separate and avoid conflict between the less compatible transport modes such as HCVs and pedestrian / cyclists could be made more explicit in the transport and movement principles.

The approach on transport is broadly supported particularly the approach on walking and cycling.

Support

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30036

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Orchard Street Investment Management LLP

Agent: Beacon Planning

Representation Summary:

All criteria necessary to ensure sustainability. However there must be a recognition that some staff and visitors to current and future uses will make journeys by car. The absence of any information about traffic and junction layout is a considerable omission as it is impossible to assess the relative impacts of the options on existing developments within the AAP area.

Full text:

All criteria necessary to ensure sustainability. However there must be a recognition that some staff and visitors to current and future uses will make journeys by car. The absence of any information about traffic and junction layout is a considerable omission as it is impossible to assess the relative impacts of the options on existing developments within the AAP area.

Support

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30191

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Grosvenor Developments Limited

Agent: AECOM

Representation Summary:

No additional comment

Full text:

No additional comment

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30193

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: P Verbinnen

Representation Summary:

One would hope that after so much publicity cyclists would be considered too and allowed a traffic free approach where the interaction with LGVs/buses is eliminated. This is the chance to prevent the distressing and needless deaths one sees so often in London and the cities.

Full text:

All the options fail to consider pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users, including disabled on buses, by placing a Multi-storey carpark right next to the station. This replicates the horrendous conditions at Cambridge railway station where vehicles pick up and deposit people just a couple of metres from the front door, creating a fume-filled and dangerous approach, frequently gridlocked and preventing buses from completing a turning round a small roundabout. This delays the buses from arriving at their stops, delays the public travelling on them and makes it the poor relation.

The carpark should be sited a minimum of 100 metres away - a covered walkway could be provided, if one is also provided from public transport users - but priority must be given to pedestrians and users of public transport (excludes taxis). Similarly, a taxi rank should not be any closer than 100 metres to allow space for ordinary and guided buses.

One would hope that after so much publicity cyclists would be considered too and allowed a traffic free approach where the interaction with LGVs/buses is eliminated. This is the chance to prevent the distressing and needless deaths one sees so often in London and the cities.

Object

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30218

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Urban&Civic Ltd

Agent: David Lock Associates

Representation Summary:

The transport and movement principles are supported but could be improved. An additional principle should be included to help maximise the potential for sustainable links between CNFE and existing and planned communities. Suggested wording is as follows:
"To ensure sustainable transport links are made with existing and new communities, including Waterbeach New Town"

Full text:

The transport and movement principles are supported but could be improved. An additional principle should be included to help maximise the potential for sustainable links between CNFE and existing and planned communities. Suggested wording is as follows:
"To ensure sustainable transport links are made with existing and new communities, including Waterbeach New Town"

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30287

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Turnstone Estates Limited

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

Turnstone is broadly supportive of the key transport and movement principles identified within the AAP. Turnstone consider however that there would be merit in expressly making reference to the significant role that could be played by the new railway station at the edge of the AAP area, and also to the Guided Bus, both of which clearly have scope to help meet the objective to minimise journeys to the site by private car.

Full text:

Turnstone is broadly supportive of the key transport and movement principles identified within the AAP. Turnstone consider however that there would be merit in expressly making reference to the significant role that could be played by the new railway station at the edge of the AAP area, and also to the Guided Bus, both of which clearly have scope to help meet the objective to minimise journeys to the site by private car. Having said that, the AAP should not fall into the trap of assuming that those who might gain employment at CNFE will only arrive by train or by Guided Bus, as other modes of transport, e.g. conventional buses, cycles, journeys on foot and other journeys by road will also contribute to arrivals to the CNFE area. It is furthermore important that the AAP emphasises connectivity not only from immediately adjoining residential areas, but also to the entire City of Cambridge, and other locations further afield where journeys can be made by sustainable transport modes.

Support

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30336

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Coulson Building Group

Representation Summary:

No comment.

Full text:

No comment.

Object

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30371

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Cambridge Past, Present and Future

Representation Summary:

We support the general principles described, but we are doubtful that the site can fulfill its development potential without the provision of direct access from the A14, and urge the local authorities to investigate this option in the near future.

Full text:

We support the general principles described, but we are doubtful that the site can fulfill its development potential without the provision of direct access from the A14, and urge the local authorities to investigate this option in the near future.

Support

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30424

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Mr Tom McKeown

Representation Summary:

Support the proposed key transport and movement principles and welcome the focus on sustainable transport.
Focus on public and active transport.
Filtered permeability (full access for sustainable modes, no through routes for motor vehicles) needed throughout to create an attractive environment for cycling and walking.
Bus gates to provide efficient bus routes.
Off-site junctions must consider cyclists and walkers avoiding indirect, multi-stage crossings for these users.
Avoid current Cowley Road design that disadvantage active modes in preference to private motor traffic.
Open up parallel Network Rail route as a high quality cycle and walking provision to resolve this issue.

Full text:

See attached document

Object

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30482

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Indigo Planning Ltd

Representation Summary:

As set out in the Issues and Options report, TCE are of the view that transport modelling of the wider development area and mitigation
strategies/new road infrastructure will be crucial in the development of the AAP. However, until this modelling data is available and understood, there is no benefit in progressing the AAP further. In addition, TCE do not support the proposals to allow public access through CBP as set out previously.

Full text:

See attached document

Support

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30521

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Cambridge City Council

Representation Summary:

Support. Transport will be a key issue for this area given the pressures on capacity locally. Transport and improvements to infrastructure need to consider the whole CNFE AAP area so that any improvements needed reflect the future needs of the whole area and not individual land ownerships. Incremental improvements by various land owners based on demand and phasing related only to that land ownership should be resisted as that may lead to greater disruption over the period in which the CNFE is developed, both to those with the CNFE area and outside as offsite improvements are likely to be required.

Full text:

See attached document

Support

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30605

Received: 19/01/2015

Respondent: Silke Scheler

Representation Summary:

Yes.

Full text:

I find all proposed options to be too restricted with the use of space. A mix of residential use, offices and industry would be preferable to give it a more natural feel. For example, leave the Nuffield Road industrial area and more residential use development further north. Also consider a more modular approach that allows to develop toward a future goal, but doesn't depend on things (like moving the water recycling centre) from the get go.

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9) Objective 3 shouldn't get highest priority.
14) 11-13 are too divided in to use of space, a more natural mix of residential, offices and industrial would be better. Also, re-use as much of what is already there as possible.
15, 16, 17) No clear explanations, which means meaning will be defined later.
18b) Would destroy the feeling of that part of the city.
23c) Science Park should be independent.
24d) This should only be considered if there are no other options. Moving the businesses will be expesive, so leave them there and build the residential area somewhere else.
30e) Student accomodation should be integrated so they won't all be in the same area.
36) Whatever makes best sense for transport at the current stage of the project.

Support

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30625

Received: 03/02/2015

Respondent: RLW Estates

Agent: Boyer Planning

Representation Summary:

RLW Estates generally support the transport and movement principles. However we consider that specific reference should be made to the new station and other gateways to the site (such as Milton Road and the Jane Costen Bridge - both as a key element of the sustainable transport infrastructure serving the area, and in terms of its contribution to the role which CNFE should play in fulfilling the wider growth strategy for the Cambridge area.

Full text:

These representations are made on behalf of RLW Estates, who, jointly with Defence Infrastructure Organisation and their appointed Development Managers Urban and Civic, are committed to securing delivery of a sustainable new settlement at Waterbeach as proposed within the Submitted South Cambridgeshire Local Plan.
Given the close physical relationship between Waterbeach new town and the Cambridge Northern Fringe East (CNFE) AAP area, which will be further enhanced by the direct rail connectivity offered by the new station facility, RLW Estates have a keen interest in ensuring that the development proceeds in an appropriate and complementary manner.
The following submissions focus on elements of greatest relevance in this regard, answering those questions dealing with the overall vision, objectives, scale and nature of development and transport matters.

RLW Estates generally support the transport and movement principles. However we consider that specific reference should be made to the new station and other gateways to the site (such as Milton Road and the Jane Costen Bridge - both as a key element of the sustainable transport infrastructure serving the area, and in terms of its contribution to the role which CNFE should play in fulfilling the wider growth strategy for the Cambridge area.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30669

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Cottenham Parish Council

Representation Summary:

The impact of the proposed transport interchange and the development of residential and commercial property on neighbouring villages has not been assessed. However there is a real potential cost to the neighbouring villages in terms of road usage and congestion as the CNFE development proposed will have a significant adverse effect in congestion, pollution and general loss of amenity.
The plans need to be extended to include provision for better public transport and roads within a semi circular radius of 10 miles from west to East adjoining the CNFE site.

Full text:

The impact of the proposed transport interchange and the development of residential and commercial property on neighbouring villages has not been assessed. There is much comment in the plan about seeking to reduce car transport use age within the CNFE area and more generally within Cambridge.
However there is a real potential cost to the neighbouring villages in terms of road usage and congestion as the CNFE development proposed will have a significant adverse effect in congestion, pollution and general loss of amenity. The existing rural roads such as the ones passing through Cottenham will not be able to cope with increased levels of usage that the CNFE will generate. As a starting point research and proposals should be developed to devise a strategy to mitigate these issues. For example the plans need to be extended to include provision for better public transport and roads within a semi circular radius of 10 miles from west to East adjoining the CNFE site.