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EPF/1413/18 – Dowding Way Waltham Abbey – EFTAG comment

Dear Director of Planning and Economic Development,

Re. Planning Application: EPF/1413/18 – Dowding Way Waltham Abbey

While we welcome the proposed investment into public transport, cycling infrastructure and pedestrian facilities we feel that:

  • There hasn’t been adequate consultation with user groups to assess and discuss requirements
  • The proposed cycling infrastructure provision has been developed independently of the Local Cycling Action Plan rather than in conjunction with it
  • Increased traffic, particularly HGVs, will make Epping Forest’s roads less safe for pedestrians and cyclists

As such we ask Epping Forest District Council to reject the planning application.