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There are three public events where people can find out more

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The public is being invited to have their say on a proposed busway between Waterbeach to Cambridge.  And as part of what the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) describes as a “new transport corridor”, space will be provided for a new walking and cycling path, and a new travel hub.

“It will help to give commuters a choice of how they travel in and out of Cambridge,” said a GCP spokesperson.

The proposals “will support thousands of new homes being built in the new town and provide quick and easy options to avoid travelling on the busy A10”.

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The GCP says its public consultation will shape how they can manage and reduce the scheme’s impacts on the landscape and environment.

There are three public events where people can find out more about the proposals. These events are:

  • Online meeting – 13 June between 6.30-7.30pm. Registration is required.
  • Landbeach Village Hall – 19 June between 5-7.30pm.
  • Waterbeach Baptist Church – 25 June between 4.30-7pm.

Visit www.greatercambridge.org.uk/waterbeach-cambridge-eia to view the consultation materials, have your say and register for the online meeting.

The consultation opened on 20 May and closes at midday on 15 July.

Residents are asked to have their say on the Waterbeach to Cambridge transport scheme, that will support thousands of new homes being built in the new town and provide quick and easy options to avoid travelling on the busy A10.

Residents are asked to have their say on the Waterbeach to Cambridge transport scheme, that will support thousands of new homes being built in the new town and provide quick and easy options to avoid travelling on the busy A10.

Cllr Elisa Meschini, Chair of the GCP’s executive board, said: “With thousands of new homes being built at Waterbeach New Town, it is vital we deliver better transport infrastructure to give people choice in how they travel to Cambridge.

“This scheme will connect people to the city, key employment sites and colleges in the north of Cambridge, and the St Ives busway helping people travel quickly and easily to work, school, and leisure.

“While we have already agreed the route following previous public consultations, we would like to hear your views on how to best manage and reduce the scheme’s impacts on the environment. We want to ensure it is a project we can all be proud of.”

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The GCP’s executive board agreed in September to take forward the revised central route (below), which serves Landbeach, and site option C for the travel hub to the west of the new town of Waterbeach.

These decisions were taken following two public consultations between 2020 and 2023.

Residents are asked to have their say on the Waterbeach to Cambridge transport scheme, that will support thousands of new homes being built in the new town and provide quick and easy options to avoid travelling on the busy A10.

Residents are asked to have their say on the Waterbeach to Cambridge transport scheme, that will support thousands of new homes being built in the new town and provide quick and easy options to avoid travelling on the busy A10.

Feedback from this consultation will feed into an Environmental Impact Assessment and the environmental statement.

This is required as part of a portfolio of evidence submitted to the Department for Transport in the application to build a scheme. It includes information from surveys looking at ecology, landscape, and cultural heritage, along with feedback from stakeholders.

About the Greater Cambridge Partnership – www.greatercambridge.org.uk

Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) is the local delivery body for a City Deal with central Government, bringing powers and investment worth up to £1bn over 15 years, to deliver vital improvements in infrastructure; supporting and accelerating the creation of 44,000 new jobs, 33,500 new homes and 420 additional apprenticeships.

The partnership of councils, business and academia works together, and with partners and local communities, to grow and share prosperity and improve the quality of life for the people of Greater Cambridge, now and in the future.

The partners are:

It is the largest of several city deal programmes taking place in the UK and brings key partners together to work with communities, businesses, and industry leaders to support the continued growth of one of the world’s leading tourism and business destinations.

 

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