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Re: Rec Development
Posted by: shipwrecked
Date: 22/11/2018 08:37
Bath Supporter Jack
The CAZ is only stopping old cars, diesel cars......all others are exempt

Its not stopping any cars, just making them pay to go in. All ICEs emit NOx and PM10. Behind the CAZ is the case that the Government have been fighting against Europe and Client Earth. This in aimed at being a car use disincentive and encouraging cleaner more sustainable travel (particularly to urban centres and within AQMAs). Having another car park in the centre of town is contrary to this. The planners will have to weigh this adverse impact against the benefits of the scheme - visual impact being one (as it can't look worse than the existing ground). The question is whether it is an overriding impact and Bath Rugby (and their agents) obviously don't think that it is.

Hopefully they are up to speed with Gladman Developments Ltd v SSCLG & CPRE (Kent) [2017] EWHC 2768 (Admin.) and they are detailing their mitigation measures rather than simply providing a financial contribution towards woolly 'air quality improvements' once they have calculated their air quality damage costs...

Doesn't it depend a bit on a long term view, within the stadiums life cars will eventually go electric and/or driverless or emission free. A car park for electric cars in the town centre would be a huge asset then.

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