Public consultation starts on Waterbeach to Cambridge project

Residents are being 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.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership has today (Monday 20 May) launched a public consultation on how the GCP can manage and reduce the scheme’s impacts on the landscape and environment.

A new busway would be constructed, making it easier and quicker to get to work, education and leisure.

As part of the new transport corridor would be a walking and cycling path, and a new travel hub would help give commuters a choice of travelling towards Cambridge off 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.”

The GCP’s Executive Board agreed in September to take forward the revised central route, 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.

Feedback from the 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.



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