Growth Scenario Options: Housing

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Sustainability Appraisal - Supplementary Report: Non-Technical Summary [EXAM 115A]

Representation ID: 14368

Received: 24/07/2020

Respondent: Mr Graham Turner

Representation:

The Plan should address: the latest ONS projections of population growth which are lower than they were in 2018; the Milton Keynes Local Plan includes development east of the M1; and decision to pause the commitment to East West Expressway.
Marston Vale is assessed as ‘strongly positive’ on sustainable transport. 5,000 houses would double the number of car journeys which begin and end here. ‘Sustainable’ transport means strategic/local roads can cope with the increased traffic and moving people out of cars and onto public transport, cycling or walking. There is nothing in the additional evidence which would support that happening.

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There is no evidence to support the appraisal of Marston Valley as 'significant positive' for sustainable transport.

Change suggested by respondent:

NLP 190 has capacity for 13,000 houses and is west of Cranfield and would be ideally placed to take advantage of the Government’s investment of £95m to build a new road bridge over the M1 and a mass public transport hub to access Milton Keynes as part of the now committed development of East Milton Keynes on this side of the M1.

Full text:

The Plan should address: the latest ONS projections of population growth which are lower than they were in 2018; the Milton Keynes Local Plan includes development east of the M1; and decision to pause the commitment to East West Expressway.
Marston Vale is assessed as ‘strongly positive’ on sustainable transport. 5,000 houses would double the number of car journeys which begin and end here. ‘Sustainable’ transport means strategic/local roads can cope with the increased traffic and moving people out of cars and onto public transport, cycling or walking. There is nothing in the additional evidence which would support that happening.