Development Gain & Economic Benefit from East West Rail

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Technical Reports

Representation ID: 150

Received: 10/07/2017

Respondent: Mr Lewis Hedley

Representation:

I'm failing to understand how the prosperity of Sandy is being safe guarded by replacing the existing station with a new station in a new settlement.

If sandy loses its station then there will be zero investment into the town over in the future.

The report talks about the positives of a new station but fails to comment on the affect on Sandy; likely house price deflation, closure of businesses & lack of growth.

The east-west rail link is welcomed but should be a growth opportunity for Sandy, as an additional station, which would bring affluence to the town.

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I'm failing to understand how the prosperity of Sandy is being safe guarded by replacing the existing station with a new station in a new settlement.

If sandy loses its station then there will be zero investment into the town over in the future.

The report talks about the positives of a new station but fails to comment on the affect on Sandy; likely house price deflation, closure of businesses & lack of growth.

The east-west rail link is welcomed but should be a growth opportunity for Sandy, as an additional station, which would bring affluence to the town.

Object

Technical Reports

Representation ID: 3362

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Elizabeth George

Representation:

You are hinting at the closure of Sandy railway station whilst arguing for more public transport throughout the rest of the plan. A lot of people in my town of Potton commute via train from Sandy. They generally drive. They would now presumably have to go to the new Tempsford Station or Biggleswade, by car. The people in the new houses would also add to this huge increase of longer distance car travel. This seems almost like a spoof of a bad idea.

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You are hinting at the closure of Sandy railway station whilst arguing for more public transport throughout the rest of the plan. A lot of people in my town of Potton commute via train from Sandy. They generally drive. They would now presumably have to go to the new Tempsford Station or Biggleswade, by car. The people in the new houses would also add to this huge increase of longer distance car travel. This seems almost like a spoof of a bad idea.

Comment

Technical Reports

Representation ID: 3818

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: J Price Williams

Representation:

The removal of Sandy station would be a retrograde transport step. The benefits accrued from the building of a new large conurbation are totally unproven and based on subjective conjecture.

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Any replacement of the current station in Sandy would result in a complete change in traffic flows in the surrounding villages as commuters from the east of the rail line (Potton, Gamlingay, etc) would have to transit Everton to Tempsford. This could have an impact on Biggleswade as people choose to commute from there already exacerbating the issues related to parking in and around that town.

The potential for housing/growth seems to be based on somewhat subjective evidence and house price inflation is not of necessity a benefit putting housing out of reach of many more locally employed people. In fact building a new town that potentially exceeds Sandy in population will impact Sandy and the surrounding area negatively by increasing overall traffic and ultimately result in an in migration of people from more "expensive areas south" to this location, is this really the aim to move populations?

Comment

Technical Reports

Representation ID: 5751

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Pigeon Land Ltd

Agent: Woods Hardwick Planning Ltd

Representation:

Pigeon query why no assessment has been undertaken for the benefits that would derived from a major urban extension to the north of Sandy and the study has only focused on a potential new settlement at Tempsford South and Temspford Airfield.

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Support

Technical Reports

Representation ID: 6592

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: O&H Properties

Agent: David Lock Associates

Representation:

O&H note that the Development gain and economic benefit from East West Rail study (July 2017) presented as part of the evidence base for the emerging Local Plan is clear that "the specific infrastructure proposals do not represent committed investments at this point....". However, O&H strongly object to the Wixams Scenario 2 considered within the study. The plan provided to illustrate this scenario indicates that a new East West Rail line would extend from a new interchange station at Stewartby. see attachment

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