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.
Tony Mason (District Councillor)
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Ian Sollom (District Councillor & Parliamentary Spokesperson)
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Cambourne to Cambridge bus route latest
The Mayor presented an alternative route to the Combined Authority Transport Committee recently. We were somewhat surprised at what he prepared, as it failed to bring forward some of the measures that could make a northern route more attractive (e.g. using more of the A428 cutting, allowing for future connectivity with the Girton interchange and providing a route through Eddington). There was also a “subterranean” line drawn on the map, with no explanation in the papers.
The Mayor failed to get the support of the committee to take this forward to the GCP. This seemed to be largely because it was unclear by what process the alternative could be introduced and evaluated (though the Mayor said there was a technical glitch in passing the motion proposed).
The problem of putting forward a single alternative in this way is that it carries a substantial pre-determination risk if it is adopted without a full process of option evaluation and consultation. It is unclear at the moment what next step the GCP will take. But we and South Cambs’ representative on the board, Neil Gough, continue to argue for re-opening the process to a fuller examination of alternatives to the north, taking the current preferred route off the table.
Public consultations now open
Cambridge South East Transport scheme: The detailed design of the route and mitigation measures for the landscape and the environment. The scheme will connect the city, the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and the proposed Cambridge South Station with communities to the southeast, including Great Shelford, Stapleford and Sawston, with onward journeys to Haverhill. It will also provide links to the Granta Park and Babraham Research Campus sites. The consultation is open until 14th December. Find out more and have your say
Cambridge South Station: Be sure to have your say before consultation closes on 29th November.
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