What about access from second site?
In your recent issue city councillors were demonstrating their concern over how lorries visiting the still to be agreed housing development spoken of for the site of the old Peterborough District Hospital in Thorpe Road.
This site has access both via Thorpe Road and also Aldermans Drive which could reduce the amount of lorries using any one road.
So far totally unspoken of on the other side of Thorpe Road is the proposed development of more than 300 homes on the RailWorld site where – discounting the possiblity of Peterborough City Council’s enviromentally friendly planning committee saying to the developer that all traffic to and from the site must be by river – the only road acess is via the same Thorpe Road.
The time scales for these two schemes, which together would add about 800 to 900 houses to the city’s housing stock, are not known but if they clash congestion could be considerably increased.
In some ways current access is even worse as it will involve lorries having to negotiate the very narrow River lane sited immediately at the foot of Crescent Bridge and its queques of traffic waiting to use Bourges Boulevard and join the steady flow of traffic along Thorpe Road.
Can we look forward to the same councillors who were concerned over the Hospital site expressing similar fears over RailWorld?
The amount of housing may possibily be less but access is very much worse.