Cheltenham Plan Pre-Submission consultation

Document Section Pre-Submission Cheltenham Plan Transport Network (no name) [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 1073
Respondent Alex Chalk MP [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 09 Apr 2018
Do you consider the document is Legally Compliant? Yes
Do you consider the document is Sound? No
25. Turning to sustainable transport, in both my previous submissions I have “invited clearer emphasis on promoting Cheltenham as a cycling town”. It would be clearer if the language referring to creating a “sustainable transport infrastructure” were tightened to include a direct reference to promoting a safe and segregated cycle network. 26. I would welcome the inclusion of practical measures that will encourage more sustainable means of transport. However, I note that in its limited comments on the subject, the Council has merely referenced protection of the Honeybourne Line and taken the position on long stay car parking that “commuter parking should be discouraged” in the Core Commercial Area. 27. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) states that “Local authorities should seek to improve the quality of parking in town centres so that it is convenient, safe and secure, including appropriate provision for motorcycles”. I would repeat my call on the Council to review its decision (a) not to proceed with its February 2016 pledge to scrap car parking charges after 6pm in town centre car parks (b) to hike charges by, in some cases, over 40%.
Do you consider it necessary to participate at the Examination in Public? No