Do you want to warn Alphen again that there will be a traffic jam if that municipality builds up the Gnephoek and Noordrand? Let the newly elected city council of Kaag en Braassem do that.
Alderman Yvonne Peters (traffic and transport, VVD) gives this to CDA councilor Thijs Mooren. He believes that Kaag en Braassem should sound the alarm now because Minister Hugo de Jonge is personally involved in the discussion about the Gnephoek.
The minister was last in Alphen† The municipality finds it absolutely necessary for the future to build thousands of houses in the Gnephoek and Noordrand. The province wants that housing not in the Gnephoek because the soil is only moderately suitable. Moreover, it then becomes much too busy on the provincial road N207.
The latter has been the fear in the neighboring municipality of Kaag en Braassem for some time now. Alphen promises not to send traffic parallel to the Heimanswetering to Woubrugge. But Kaag and Braassem fears that the N207 will soon fill up, resulting in a lot of cut-through traffic through, for example, Rijnsaterwoude and Leimuiden.
Alphen has promised its neighboring municipality to provide more information about the traffic flow, but according to CDA member Mooren, that explanation has never been forthcoming. “You cannot separate housing construction from traffic. Once the piles have been driven into the ground, it will be too late. need some pressure now with the minister, the province as well as the municipality”, says Mooren.
Alderman Yvonne Peters states that Kaag en Braassem has made her plea clear several times in recent years. In her opinion, it is not very useful to send the council motion to that effect from 2018 again. If Mooren wants to do something, she thinks it makes more sense that the CDA tries to convince the other four factions to start a conversation with Alphen.