E&E Community News | Alphington Park & Ride

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20 August 2015

Alphington Village Forum has approved of the county council’s new site for a park and ride on the Ide side of the A30 instead of the original plan for it on the other side of the road on part of the Alphin Brook conservation area.

In its sreponse the Forum said: “The Alphington Village Forum, representing the residents of the village, strongly opposed the use of an area designated as a conservation area and a valley park being converted to a concreted Park &Ride.

“There are few enough green spaces like this in Alphington and we need to preserve them.

“We would be happy to accept the development of the so-called Round Field as the future Park & Ride if there really must be one at the A30/Alphington junction.

“However, we don’t believe it will help very much with the terrible traffic congestion currently on Alphington Road as this will just fill up again with all the cars coming from the 2,500 new homes being built in the near future in South West Exeter.

“Also, we cannot image drivers wishing to leave their cars in order to sit on a crowded bus in a slow-moving traffic jam!

“For that reason, we suggest that the park & ride bus goes the opposite way, past the entrance to Ide and then turn right at the T-junction and up over Dunsford Hill and down Cowick Street. It could also pick up residents from Ide on the way.”

One thought on “E&E Community News | Alphington Park & Ride

  1. A letter in the print edition of E&E on 17 August 2015 seems to agree that Round Field is the ideal site:

    Perfect spot for park & ride

    Is the proposed park and ride near Ide in the correct location? I think it might be.

    Having a park & ride facility near to the junction with the A30 is surely a sensible way of trying to ease traffic congestion.

    I’d like to see provision made for some park & ride buses to also provide Ide village with a bus service.

    Graffiti and litter often blight the area around the proposed park & ride. It will never be a picturesque and tranquil area, overlooking rolling hills and outstanding natural beauty. It overlooks a really busy and noisy A30.

    Thanks to Devon County Council we all have the incredible opportunity to support another great transport scheme in our local area.

    Steve Hallett
    Linden Road, Dawlish


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