Highways England have submitted their response to the Next.plc planning application for a distribution centre in Waltham Abbey.
The Highways England response says that they need more facts and figures to back up assertions made in Next’s planning application,
Without a full understanding of the potential traffic impacts of the development, there is insufficient information for us to be satisfied that the proposals will not materially affect the safety, reliability and/or operation of the SRN (the tests set out in DfT C2/13 para 10 and DCLG NPPF para 32).
As a group Waltham Abbey Community Campaigns have similar concerns about other issues, including the impact on habitat, employment figures and economic benefits.
Highways England’s full response is embedded below: