by Susan van de Ven on 11 September, 2017
South Cambridgeshire District Council Planning Committee 6 September – S/1901/16/OL
County Councillor comments
I hope that my July Planning Committee comments will be included for review for the September 6th meeting.
Since July the trend of increasingly constricted local transport options has continued, as follows:
As for the future of the once-per-day council-subsidized bus connecting Meldreth to Royston, that does not even pass by the proposed development site, there remains no assurance that subsidies will continue beyond this financial year. Loss of subsidy would spell the end of that service.
If the £27K Real Time Bus Information is installed as proposed, it would stand as some kind of reminder of a fundamental component of sustainability that does not exist, and this would at least hold decision makers to account.
Susan van de Ven
County Councillor, Meldreth, Melbourn, Whaddon and Bassingbourn
Chair, County Council Total Transport Steering Group (which advises the council on community transport and bus subsidies)Leave a comment