What about ac­cess from sec­ond site?

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph - PhiliP PuMPhREy Thorpe lea Road Peter­bor­ough

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.

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