This project covers 65 acres a mile from the city centre. The proposals include between 3,000 and 4,000 homes and a million square feet of commercial space. Our concerns are:
1) Canal towpaths are proposed as the main route to the city for pedestrians & cyclists.
The towpath is relatively narrow and would not accommodate more than light traffic without difficulty.
2) A cycle route is planned to Icknield Port Road but doesn't link with anything to make a good cycle route to the city centre.