2012 advice on headroom for New Homes on the A259

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Dear East Sussex County Council,

Background

The document " New housing in Peacehaven & Newhaven: Impacts on the A259 west of Peacehaven and on Newhaven ring road, and consequences for housing numbers. East Sussex County Council September 2012"

... was prepared to "inform the Highway Authority’s advice to Lewes District Council in the preparation of the District Council’s and the South Downs National Park Authority’s Core Strategy"

It concluded that the road capacity was 1285 vehicles per hour and the peak demand 1015 vehicles per hour, leaving "headroom" of 270 vehicles per hour to accommodate growth, including traffic from new housing.

Subsequently the 1285 was revised down and it was also determined that the peak demand as measured at Telscombe itself was much greater than 1015 (which had been derived from measurements at East Peacehaven), so the headroom was greatly overstated.

%%%%. Information Requested

Will you confirm Lewes District Council LDC was informed when it was realised that the figures in the above report were misleading.

Please list the dates on which any updates were given and their contents.

Please provide copies of the documents or minutes of the meeting(s) conveying this information to LDC.

Will you confirm South Downs National Park Authority was informed when it was realised that the figures in the above report were misleading.

Please list the dates on which any updates were given and their contents.

Please provide copies of the documents or minutes of the meeting(s) conveying this information to South Downs National Park Authority .

Yours faithfully,

rob shepherd

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FOI/EIR Request ref: 10708 / 2012 Advice on Headroom for New Homes on the
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FOI/EIR Request ref: 10708 / 2012 Advice on Headroom for New Homes on the
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Request

 

The document " New housing in Peacehaven & Newhaven: Impacts on the A259
west of Peacehaven and on Newhaven ring road, and consequences for housing
numbers. East Sussex County Council September 2012"

 

... was prepared to "inform the Highway Authority’s advice to Lewes
District Council in the preparation of the District Council’s and the
South Downs National Park Authority’s Core Strategy"

 

It concluded that the road capacity was 1285 vehicles per hour and the
peak demand 1015 vehicles per hour, leaving "headroom" of 270 vehicles per
hour to accommodate growth, including traffic from new housing.

 

Subsequently the 1285 was revised down and it was also determined that the
peak demand as measured at Telscombe itself was much greater than 1015
(which had been derived from measurements at East Peacehaven), so the
headroom was greatly overstated.

 

%%%%.   Information Requested

 

Will you confirm Lewes District Council LDC was informed when it was
realised that the figures in the above report were misleading.

 

Please list the dates on which any updates were given and their contents.

 

Please provide copies of the documents or minutes of the meeting(s) 
conveying this information to LDC.

 

Will you confirm South Downs National Park Authority was informed when it
was realised that the figures in the above report were misleading.

 

Please list the dates on which any updates were given and their contents.

 

Please provide copies of the documents or minutes of the meeting(s)
conveying this information to South Downs National Park Authority .

 

Response

 

1.    The figure of 1285 vehicles per hour related to the theoretical link
capacity of the route.  Although that figure has been challenged by some,
it remains the best estimate and has never been described as ‘wrong’ by
ESCC and has never been ‘revised down’ as claimed. 

 

The figure itself of 1285 vehicles per hour was not the determinant of
available development headroom, merely the start point.  The 2012 Advice
Note clearly noted that junction constraints would limit the available
link capacity to a maximum of 95% of the theoretical link capacity, and
concluded that, allowing for commitments (that were certain) and other
background growth (which was much more uncertain but was included in full
to provide the most robust overall assessment), the available headroom for
new potential housing was no more than 70 vehicles per hour. 

 

The 2012 Advice Note recommended ranges of new development in Peacehaven
and in Newhaven that could be accommodated within that low headroom (but
which would still require a ‘betterment’ of the modal split in favour of
increased bus usage), the development balance between the towns being
related to their respective consequences for traffic on the A259 towards
Brighton.  The recommended balance in the 2012 Advice Note included
300-350 in Peacehaven (in addition to commitments).  ESCC’s advice to LDC
and SDNPA throughout the lead up to, and progress through, the
Examinations in Public (EiP) into the draft Joint Core Strategy (JCS) was
consistently based on that.  The EiP Inspector removed the ‘contingency’
aspect of the eventual allocation in Peacehaven at Lower Hoddern Farm, but
the adopted JCS states clearly in Policy SP8 the requirement that the
acceptability of the site’s development must be based on measures to
mitigate its impacts on the A259.

 

JCS Spatial Policy SP8 extract

vi) The identification, delivery and funding of a co-ordinated package of
multi-modal transport measures to mitigate the impacts of development on
the A259 coast road to the satisfaction of the local planning authority,
in consultation with the local highway authority and adjacent highway
authority;

 

The Lower Hoddern Farm planning application was considered by ESCC on that
basis, with a requirement that the applicant demonstrate nil detriment on
A259.

  

2.    The observed peak hour flow of 1015 vehicles per hour used in the
2012 Advice Note was indeed derived from estimated flows at Telscombe Tye
based on the adjustment of data from the site to the east of Peacehaven.
 However, it is not wrong and has never been considered to be wrong by
ESCC.  There would therefore have been no reason for ESCC to inform others
of an error that did not exist. 

 

The attached sheet shows actual peak hour flows from the Telscombe Tye
site for the whole period from 2002 to 2017.  The peak hour throughout
that period is consistently between 0700-0800, and the figure for 2011
(1024 vehicles per hour) and 2012 (1015 vehicles per hour) are to all
intents and purposes exactly the same as the flow used in the 2012 Advice
Note (1015 vehicles per hour).  The proposition advanced by objectors to
the Lower Hoddern Farm application, that the demand flow is much higher
and that link ‘hyper-congestion’ artificially severely limits corridor
throughput is not accepted by ESCC who consider that argument to be based
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Dear Freedom of Information,

This FoI request was not about Lower Hoddern Farm or about peak hour throughput trends at Telscombe Tye, but about a 10% inaccuracy in the AADT traffic data used to inform the 2012 study, an inaccuracy confirmed in a previous FoI request.

While it is interesting that someone judged that an error demonstrably greater than the 70 vehicles per hour headroom was not sufficiently important to communicate to other parties and also that someone thinks the dip in throughput at peak times does not indicate hypercongestion, or even that comparing analysis based on AADTs with peak hour trends is useful, an FoI is not the place to correct interpretations, merely to seek factual information.

The fact is that you are saying this inaccuracy was not communicated, but you have been advised this was a correct decision.

If you will provide a copy of the analysis, made when the inaccuracy was discovered, that determined the impact was negligible and therefore need not be communicated, then that will satisfy the outstanding concern underlying this request.

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Dear Freedom of Information,

This FoI request was not about Lower Hoddern Farm or about peak hour throughput trends at Telscombe Tye, but about a 10% inaccuracy in the AADT traffic data used to inform the 2012 study, an inaccuracy confirmed in a previous FoI request.

While it is interesting that someone judged that an error demonstrably greater than the 70 vehicles per hour headroom was not sufficiently important to communicate to other parties and also that someone thinks the dip in throughput at peak times does not indicate hypercongestion, or even that comparing analysis based on AADTs with peak hour trends is useful, an FoI is not the place to correct interpretations, merely to seek factual information.

The fact is that you are saying this inaccuracy was not communicated, but you have been advised this was a correct decision.

If you will provide a copy of the analysis, made when the inaccuracy was discovered, that determined the impact was negligible, then that will satisfy the outstanding concern underlying this request.

Yours sincerely,

rob shepherd

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Dear Mr Shepherd,

 

FOI Request ref: 10842 / 2012 Advice on Headroom for New Homes on the A259

 

Thank you for your request for information about the above, following on
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Dear Mr Shepherd,

 

FOI Request ref: 10842 / 2012 Advice on Headroom for New Homes on the A259

 

Thank you for your request for information about the above, which has been
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Request

 

This FoI request was not about Lower Hoddern Farm  or about peak hour
throughput trends at Telscombe Tye, but about a 10% inaccuracy in the AADT
traffic data used to inform the 2012 study, an inaccuracy confirmed in a
previous FoI request.

 

While it is interesting that someone judged that an error demonstrably
greater than the 70 vehicles per hour headroom was not sufficiently
important to communicate to other parties and also that someone thinks the
dip in throughput at peak times does not indicate hypercongestion, or even
that comparing analysis based on AADTs with peak hour trends is useful, an
FoI is not the place to correct interpretations, merely to seek factual
information.

 

The fact is that you are saying  this inaccuracy was not communicated, but
you have been advised this was a correct decision.

 

If you will provide a copy of the analysis, made when the inaccuracy was
discovered, that determined the impact was negligible, then that will
satisfy the outstanding concern underlying this request.

 

Response

 

We do not hold the information you have requested. We have been provided
with the following explanation from the department:

 

There is no written copy of the analysis carried out at that time.  In the
context of the Advice Note and this FOI request, you should be aware that
peak hour flows are the measure used to compare with capacity, not AADT. 
The Advice Note calculated the peak hour flow only using the AADT as a
start point, and the peak hour flow value was confirmed as accurate when
compared to the flows recorded at the Telscombe Tye ATC.  No further
action was required as the headroom analysis remained sound.

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you.

You wrote " you should be aware that peak hour flows are the measure used to compare with capacity, not AADT. "

This is incorrect and may lie at the heart of the problem, so if someone has advised this, it is an example of the "analysis" I requested.

With high congestion levels the peak hour "flow" is less than the peak hour "demand", or to put it differently, the demand is the flow plus the vehicles that have to queue and it is the demand that is the measure used to compare with capacity.

When RFC or VCR exceeds 1.0 or equivalently the % Degree of Saturation exceeds 100%, this is exactly the situation where the demand exceeds the flow.

At low saturation levels (I.e. where there is no queueing) the peak hour flow can be used, but that is not the case as Telscombe Tye where the substantial queues are notorious.

So, please provide me with a copy of the analysis that justified using peak hour flows as the measure used to compare with capacity, rather than peak hour demand.

Yours sincerely,

rob shepherd

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Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

Dear Mr Shepherd,

Thank you for your email.

There is no information held by the County Council. We provided you with an explanation as to why there isn't any information but that is not strictly required from us under the Act. You are entitled to any recorded information held by the local authority and where none is held, confirmation that it is not held.

I can therefore confirm, as per requirements of the Act, we do not hold the information you are seeking as described in your request.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team
Customer Services and Information Governance Officer
Communities, Economy and Transport Department

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