Developers produce very complex reports from their traffic consultants but these are spurious. They model specific junctions and calculate trip generations as a result of their individual application. They also use completely outdated census information.
For all the clever calculations hardly any of the reports agree and nobody is taking account of the accumulative impact of these developments. It does not need any science to see the massive problem and damage caused by this by these developments.
Holiday traffic becomes totally gridlocked with motorists standing in the road with engines switched off. Already one fatality has been caused as a direct result of this.
Pressure needs to be brought on Central Government and West Sussex Highways Department to take account of this accumulative effect when acting as consultees on large planning applications.
A key component is/was the Stockbridge Link Road. This was planned to link the big Tesco roundabout on the A27 to just South of Donnington. The purpose was to cope with additional traffic brought about by new housing on the Manhood Peninsula. In July CDC learnt that there was no funding for this link road. The logical conclusion, therefor, is that the ability to build new houses is reduced to a very few. Time will tell if this logic is applied by CDC planners.