The District Council covering Chipping Bonhunt has finally published the Transport Study that is meant to inform the Local Plan (and what an on going saga that is!). Nobody here is surprised to discover that it basically says the town cannot take anymore traffic unless there is a very significant investment in new roads. As far we can see, nobody is offering to make this investment.
So, once again the question is where to build the new homes that the government is demanding.
The transport study states that the appraisals that have been undertaken identify three locations that would be preferable for new garden communities “having regard to link capacity impacts, accessibility and sustainable transport.”
One of these, Great Lionsbridge, is noted as having good access to the Strategic Road Network, is accessible to jobs , accessible to walking and cycling facilities and is close to a rail station.”
Is that the answer?