Harston & Comberton

Welcome to the Harston & Comberton ward page. The Harston & Comberton team cover the parishes of Barton, Comberton, Coton, Grantchester, Harlton, Harston, Haslingfield, Hauxton and Trumpington Meadows.

Local contacts

PhilipAllen.png Philip Allen (District Councillor)

email-pic.png philipallen.libdem@gmail.com    phone-pic.png 07963 526137

 Tony Mason (District Councillor)

email-pic.png  tonymason.libdem@gmail.com    phone-pic.png 07534 037089

IanPPC.png Ian Sollom (District Councillor & Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, South Cambs)

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Cambourne to Cambridge Better Transport Project, Phase 2

The Greater Cambridge Partnership has reported the results of the consultation on phase 2 (Cambourne to Madingley Mulch roundabout).

For the Park & Ride site, Scotland Farm was still strongly favoured (63%), and a busway separated from the main carriageway was also preferred by respondents (as opposed to on-road or road-widening). These consultation results will feed into final proposals for the complete scheme, to be brought before the executive board in the autumn. See the full results here

M11 Junction 11 Park & Ride

The Greater Cambridge Partnership is progressing proposals for increasing Park & Ride capacity at junction 11 through a new site on the Hauxton side of the junction, on the north side of the A10. It’s disappointing to say the least that this is where we are. A whole series of poor decisions over many years has effectively ended with the need to outsource the car park of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) a few miles down the road.

That said, the risk of not putting in new P&R capacity now is that the junction will lock up at peak times, making traffic even worse for the communities along the A10.

Designs involving tunnel access from the M11 to improve traffic flow along the A10 have been dropped due to the Mayor’s stipulation that new P&R capacity around Cambridge be ‘temporary’. Officers believe that access can still be designed to minimise impact on the flow of traffic – we are curious to see what that looks like, to put it mildly.

The GCP has committed to work with local communities in the detailed design phase to mitigate impact, in particular through phased delivery (to try to manage supply-induced traffic), environmental enhancements and walking and cycle links to the hub.

Harston bypass update

Tony has been working with Harston parish council and Combined Authority officers to progress a feasibility study for a bypass for Harston. He has recently taken part in meetings to present evidence of poor air quality along the A10 in the village. 
Tony said: “We know Harston has seen a huge increase in traffic in recent years and an accompanying increase in pollution. The primary school is right on the A10 and the traffic is at its worst at just the time when children are going to school.”
Harston and Comberton councillors worked with South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Climate Change and Environment committee to get money for the equipment in this year’s budget. 
Ian added: “With this equipment we will be able to get a much clearer picture of when air quality is particularly bad and just how bad. That evidence will strengthen future arguments for traffic-reducing interventions along the A10.”



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