Enquiry received via email

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme

13 June 2014
Bruce Hunter


I am very concerned about the situation with regards to flooding in Girton.I hope you realise that this has occurred three times recently and has caused major damage to properties.I am not confident that the measures you plan will be sufficient to cope with run off rainwater and would make the situation worse for householder in the future and pose a greater risk of flooding in Girton.
I am also unhappy about the increase in noise pollution. Is it possible to use low noise tarmac and also increase measures to screen the noise.
The proposals have negative impact on our village as already outlined and in addition access on entering and leaving the A14 is also worse

Advice given

Dear Mr Hunter
Thankyou for your email regarding the proposed A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon scheme.
This proposal is currently at the pre-application stage. The Highways Agency is currently consulting with local communities and prescribed consultees on their proposal in accordance with the duties which the Planning Act 2008 (as amended) places upon them. I am unsure as to whether you have responded directly to the Highways Agency with your comments, as the Highways Agency will be under a duty to take account of relevant responses. The closing date for this consultation period is 15 June 2014. It is at the developer?s discretion whether to accept any representations after that date.
As your letter raises concerns with the consultation being carried out you may also wish to send a copy of your correspondence to the relevant local authority for this area. When the application is submitted to The Planning Inspectorate, local authority consultees will be invited to provide their comments on the adequacy of the developer?s consultation detailing whether the developer complied with their consultation duties in accordance with the Planning Act 2008. Following the submission of the application, a decision will be made within 28 days as to whether the application can be accepted for examination. In deciding whether or not to accept an application the Planning Inspectorate must, amongst other matters, have regard to any adequacy of consultation representation received by it from a local authority consultee.
If the developer is deemed to have adequately carried out their pre-application duties and the application is accepted for examination, there will be the opportunity to register your views with The Planning Inspectorate and participate in the examination by completing a relevant representation form. Details about how and when to register will be publicised by the developer. Please note that you are unable to register as an interested party during the current (pre-application) stage of the process for this proposal.
.Further information about how to participate in the application process can be found in our advice notes. I have attached links below to two advice notes which may be of particular interest:
?Advice Note 8.1: How the process works?
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?Advice Note 8.2: Responding to the developers pre-application consultation?
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If you have any further queries, please don?t hesitate to contact us.

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