As readers will know, Henbury Parish Council have formally objected to the planning application for a large housing development on land between Chelford Road and Whirley Road. The Transport Statement that accompanied the planning application had concluded (amongst other things) that:
- The traffic impact assessment has demonstrated that the proposed development would be able to be accommodated on the local highway network.
- The proposals will have a negligible impact on the local highway network
This was based partly on a survey carried out at morning and evening rush hour around the Broken Cross roundabout on a particular Wednesday in June. Many residents felt that the survey did not represent a true picture of a normal day.
Following this, Henbury Parish Council commissioned an independent survey to obtain an impartial comparison.
The key findings from the comparison are now available, and make interesting reading. You can see the full results here.
- Queue lengths are between 200% and 410% higher than those submitted in the planning submission
- Vehicle flow counts are 27% and 25% higher, in the morning and afternoon periods, respectively
The results in the original Transport Statement were used to estimate the impact of the development traffic on traffic capacity, and also on air quality within the Broken Cross Air Quality Management Area (AQMA).
Henbury Parish Council have therefore submitted details of this new survey to Cheshire East Planning Department to support their objection to the planning application.
More news from Henbury
Looking for a walk to do over Christmas time?Henbury resident, and keen walker, David Walker has kindly suggested the following two routes around Henbury (maps attached below).The first walk is all road, about 5 miles but it is one we used to do with the family on Boxing Day and still do on a Monday if the weather is bad. The route is Henbury Rise to Moss Cottage/Mossways (the only real...
St Thomas' Church in Henbury have two festive events coming up this weekend:Members of the Entertainments Committee at St Thomas' Church are organising a Festive Coffee Morning on Saturday 8 December.Doors open 10 am for 10.30 am. Tickets £3.50 to include a rum coffee and home made mince pies. Stalls include raffle, tombola, cake stall and much more.Then on Sunday 9...
Old photos of Bearhurst Farm?The Henbury Online Webteam have received a plea to see if we can find any old photos of Bearhurst Farm. Sue writes:"I am trying to find photos of Bearhurst Farm when it was a farm. My father was the nephew of Charlie & Harry Lomas, who worked the farm until its closure. My father has dementia now, but still speaks very fondly of his holidays at the farm...
St Thomas' Church Hall