Spelthorne Local Plan - Preferred Options Consultation: Policies and Site Allocations

Comment ID pol/120
Document Section Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Spatial policies Policy SP7: Heathrow Airport [View all comments on this section]
Respondent Transport For London (Richard Carr) [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 21 Jan 2020
Comment

Policy SP7 should provide explicit support for measures to improve bus services, cycling and walking. SP7 does recognise the need for Southern Rail Access (SRA) but then focuses on promoting the borough’s preferred Southern Light Rail scheme. While such a scheme would provide a direct link to Staines town centre, it would leave many key centres in both South London and Surrey without the fast, direct rail access offered by alternative SRA options. The concern is that the Southern Light Rail scheme would be less effective than alternative options in securing sustainable mode shift, resulting in more highway congestion and air pollution, including within Spelthorne.

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