According to the report before the Strategic Planning Committee last week, the Willow Green area will be ideal for development as there will be a reduction in car use:
The site benefits from being reasonably close to city centre and major employment areas for walking and cycling trips, and with the proposed improvements is well situated for access to public transport. The measures outlined in the Framework Travel Plan would provide an incentive for encouraging sustainable modes.
Parking provision of 2 spaces per dwelling is suggested which is considered adequate.
Ok, we have all heard this before – the old walking and cycling routine is a familiar element of many planning proposals. An image of happy walkers and cyclists is conjured up resulting in cars being left at home, nay abandoned as relics of past transport policies!
The reality is that people will continue to use their cars to get about. For one thing there is no reason to think that people will work on nearby employment sites and many will want to drive into Truro city centre to shop.
If the aim is to reduce car use why are 2 car parking spaces per dwelling needed?