City Deal Update: Deadlines, Delays and Devolution

In this last of my five part series on the streets and transport, I’d like to bring you an update on where we are with the City Deal, because things have changed even since Monday. Thursday evening saw a meeting of the City Deal ‘Executive Board’, and the main item on the agenda was to decide on the next stage of the “A428 Cambourne to Cambridge Better Bus Journeys” scheme. Bear with me if you think this hasn’t got much to do with Queen Edith’s. As I mentioned before, they’ll be turning their attention to the A1307 Babraham Road soon, so forewarned is forearmed.

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Cambridge Airport and its planning applications

The following information has been sent to me by local resident Ken Hart, a member of a long-established group called South Cambridgeshire Against Marshall’s (SCAM), who thought that an update on their activities might be of interest. Ken says: “Cambridge Airport recently boasted the completion and use of its second passenger terminal. The original passenger

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Residents’ Parking for the north-west of Queen Edith’s?

Car parking is a growing problem in several parts of Queen Edith’s, most notably in the roads nearest to Addenbrooke’s and in the roads opposite Hills Road Sixth Form College. In Rathmore Road, Hartington Grove, Marshall Road and Blinco Grove, pavements are regularly blocked and gridlock can ensue as two-way traffic tries to fit into a single carriageway. One solution might be a residents’ parking scheme.

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Local Plan modifications include more Green Belt loss

It’s clear then that the proposed extension of the Biomedical Campus is not good news for wildlife. But according to Aidan Van de Weyer of the South Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats, “No one has demonstrated that there is any demand for the development of this land, let alone made a case that benefits of development would outweigh the damage that it would cause.”

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