Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036

Comment ID /3244
Document Section Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036 Economic Development (Key Questions) Strategic Policy 11 - Tourism Facilities and Visitor Accommodation Strategic Policy 11 - Tourism Facilities and Visitor Accommodation View all on this section
Respondent Greening Steyning/South East C… View all by this respondent
Response Date 28 Mar 2020
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  • Object
Summary
Should be stronger on the need for low carbon transport as an integral part of sustainable tourism
Comment

The preamble fails to acknowledge the extent to which the current tourism economy is almost entirely car based.  As we develop the tourism potential of the District, now would be the ideal time to be putting major emphasis on correcting this problem.   This should include ambitions to radically improve public transport connectivity and cycle paths so visitors can enjoy what the District has to offer without getting in their cars.

Proposed Change The policy should make explicit mention of the need to de-carbonise the tourism sector and be much more forthright in requiring this. No major tourism developments should be allowed that do not have active measures to enable low-carbon transport.
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