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

Comment ID pol/524
Document Section Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Spatial policies Policy SP7: Heathrow Airport [View all comments on this section]
Respondent Terence O'Rourke (Alex Chapman) [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 21 Jan 2020
Comment

The emphasis on supporting initiatives that encourage modal shift towards more sustainable forms of transport is welcomed. There is an opportunity to deliver a new bus service to Heathrow from Kempton Park and an upgraded service linking Kempton Park Station to a Southern Light Rail terminal at Staines should this go ahead.

However, the policy should provide greater certainty on how any growth, including additional housing needs, associated with expansion of the airport will be accommodated within the Borough. This should reflect the ongoing work of the Heathrow Strategic Planning Group.

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