Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

Comment ID ALP/1492
Document Section Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION C - TRANSPORT Cycling Content View all on this section
Respondent CPRE Kent (Ashford District Co… View all by this respondent
Response Date 09 Aug 2016
Do you consider this part of the document is Sound? No
On which grounds do you consider the document unsound? (if applicable)
  • Not Positively Prepared
  • Not Effective
  • Not Consistent with national policy
Do you consider the Document is Legally Compliant? No

CPRE supports this policy, and notes that it is essential that this policy supports the Cycle Strategy.  There is no indication of the content of the cycle strategy, no mention of land that should be safeguarded for the delivery key routes, nor any mention of challenges to its delivery.  The policy wording does indicate the intention to proactively deliver cycling benefits from new development, but the relationship to the strategy should be clear.

What changes do you suggest to make the document legally compliant or sound? The relationship of the development plan to the Cycle Strategy should be clear.
Do you consider it necessary to participate at the oral part of the examination? Yes
Does your representation relate to an omission site (a site that has not been included). For example a site for Housing, Employment, Travellers, or Local Green Spaces.
Please supply details of the omission site.