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A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Road Improvement scheme

Received 10 June 2021
From Lucie Thring


Will include a number of points all pertaining to A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Road Improvement scheme Planning Inspectorate Reference: TR010044: Firstly, that the proposed development would contribute significant Carbon emissions (these have been estimated at 3 Million Tons of CO2 from vehicle emissions alone. Additional CO2e emissions from soil disturbance and other sources need consideration which I will address in my detailed written representation. These CO2 and CO2e emissions need consideration against a range of relevant national policies including the UK's target for zero Cargon by 2050. Secondly, there is also a risk of significant biodiversity impacts from the proposed development and these impacts must be considered against relevant national policies and local biodiversity priorities. Thirdly, the proposed development would add significant air pollution risks to those living near to the proposed development. There are a growing number of relevant policies which seek to address this, given the growing data on deaths from air pollution which, in the UK are approximately 40 000 premature deaths/year and the UK has recently had a landmark case linking air pollution with the death of a child.