Milton & Waterbeach

Welcome to the Milton & Waterbeach ward page. The Milton & Waterbeach team cover the parishes of Landbeach, Milton and Waterbeach.

Local contacts

Anna Bradnam, District Councillor & County Councillor

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Judith Rippeth, District Councillor

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Hazel Smith, District Councillor

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You can also get in touch with any of our main South Cambs contacts found here



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If you have an issue which you think we should be looking into, then please do get in contact with a member of the team. We are always happy to hear from you.

Updated 28/10/20:

Waterbeach New Town

The infrastructure works for Phase 1 have now begun. In November there will be overnight closures of the A10, when the new road they are constructing will be joined to the A10 at the roundabout by the Business Park. This road should mean that no construction traffic will need to come through Waterbeach village. For the time being the only site access is opposite Pembroke Way on Denny End Road.

Air quality liaison

We set up the Milton Air Quality Working Party and liaison meetings with FCC Environment Ltd (landfill site) and Anglian Water (sewage works) in 2014, and since then the operators have made significant improvements to local air quality. We have increased both their awareness of odour complaints and involvement from the Environment Agency.

The landfill is currently closed, and may reopen briefly in 2022 to complete the filling of the remaining void before closing permanently. The plan is for the whole site to be turned into a natural-looking hill by 2026. 

Butt Lane, Milton

The county council's Emergency Walking and Cycling Initiative has proposed a modal filter for Butt Lane, which would block all traffic except bicycles and pedestrians. Many parents will remember how hard we fought in 2015 to point out the inadequacies of the cycle path along Butt Lane, in order to justify retention of the school bus, which otherwise the county council would have withdrawn. We believe that, if the school bus is to be retained as everyone wishes it to be, what we need is a bus gate, not a modal filter.

Meanwhile we are pleased to report that the collapsed section of pavement has been repaired, while we continue trying to get the vegetation cut back.

Waterbeach to Cambridge Better Public Transport consultation now open

Public consultation is now open for the Waterbeach to Cambridge project, and will run till midday on Monday 14th December. It’s an opportunity to give your views on options for public transport and active travel. Find out more and have your say

Please be sure to give your postcode and, if you feel that a bus should serve Waterbeach village and / or Milton village, please say so. We don't want to end up with expressways that bypass where everyone lives!

You can also contact Greater Cambridge Partnership about the consultation on 01223 699906 or attend a virtual meeting by emailing



Liberal Democrats run local campaigns across the District. We all support each other to do this, pooling our knowledge and efforts. You can view our campaigns on the campaigns page of this website.

Campaigns which are particularly relevant to us here in Milton & Waterbeach are highlighted below.