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:
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.
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.