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OBJECT Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (Mr Arwel Evans)
Emerging transport policies should recognise that due to the location of many tourist facilities and attractions, there is often no other feasible option available other than the private car to reach certain tourist development. Bourne Leisure is disappointed that PS4 fails to recognise that some tourism sites are located in rural areas where no public transport exists. PS4 as currently drafted is unsound as it is not inaccordance with national policy. TAN18: Transport (March 2007) specifically acknowledges that some tourist developments rely on car-based travel and advises: "...in rural areas a lack of public transport access needs to be balanced against the contribution tourism makes to the rural economy in the specific area..." (para 3.15) Bourne Leisure considers that the following sentence should be added to PS4: "in rural aras, the Council acknowledges that there is little alternative but to travel by private car."
OBJECT Horizon Nuclear Power (Miss Sarah Fox)
Horizon welcomes the policy requirement that development will be located so as to minimise the need to travel. This supports Horizon's stage one pre-application consultation which has based site selection for accommodation on (among other factors) its proximity to the Wylfa site. Provision of on-site facilities and services further supports this approach, with connection to other existing settlements forming a secondary consideration. Horizon's amendment seeks to remove linking rail upgrades with its project to the policy specifically on rail infrastructure. Horizon has clarified that infrastructure improvements required must be required in accordance with the CIL Regulations.
SUPPORT Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (Mr Noel Davey)
We support the transport hierarchy in PS4 and para 7.1.28 which gives priority to access by walking and cycling, so as to minimise the need to travel by private car. PS4 #3 aims to '"Improve and enhance the public footpath and cycleway network to improve safety, accessibility by these modes of travel". We would add "and to increase health, leisure, well-being and tourism benefits for both local residents and visitors". The strategy appears to have mainly access for new development projects in mind, but should also address wider RoW network issues.
OBJECT Barton Willmore (Mr Mark Roberts)
Support the overall aims and objectives of this policy, however the statement "development will be located so as to minimise the need to travel" does not reflect PPW. PPW only refers to "minimising the need to travel, and increasing accessibility by modes other than the private car (paragraph 4.7.4) and not minimising the need to travel in isolation. The policy is therefore overly rigid, not positively prepared and does not recognise the ability of bus, cycle and pedestrian links to offer sustainable, convenient access to various services.
SUPPORT Bangor Civic Society 1 (Don Mathew)
PS4 - Sustainable Transport
OBJECT Bourne Leisure Ltd represented by Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (Mr Arwel Evans)
Bourne Leisure considers that the following sentence should be added to PS4:
"in rural areas, the Council acknowledges that there is little alternative but to travel by private car."
OBJECT Ellesmere Sand & Gravel Company Limited represented by Pleydell Smithyman Limited (Mr Robert Price)
With a preferred area of search for sand and gravel identified at Bodychain, Llanllyfni under Policy MWYN3, should this area prove commercially viable and planning permission be granted the existing plant site could be utilised at Cefn Graianog with a connection under the existing footpath/cyclepath being required. As such some might consider this would not enhance the footpath/cyclepath.
At point 3 start with quote: "Where possible improve and enhance..."