CambridgePPF initial response to A1307 Cambridge to Haverhill City Deal proposal

10th Feb 2016EnvironmentalGreen BeltPlanning

CambridgePPF initial response to A1307 Cambridge to Haverhill City Deal proposal

The Joint Assembly of the City Deal meet this week to agree and make recommendations to the City Deal Executive Board on the next round of public consultations. This will include proceeding with the A1307 Cambridge to Haverhill component of the wider City Deal proposals.

One of the options (2a) in the Draft Concepts Report produced by the consultants WSP/Parsons Brinkerhoff includes a new cross‐country bus‐way from the Babraham Research Campus to Addenbrooke’s that appears to cut right through the middle of the Gog Magog Down. It is shown on the map as coming down the hill approximately where The Magog Downs car park is located.

We understand that this is the start of a long process and that formal consultation is unlikely to happen before June. However it seems extraordinary to include such an important environmental and recreational site even at this early stage and we wonder what, if any, environmental considerations were included in the consultant’s terms of reference. Based on what we have gleaned from the limited information available, CambridgePPF sincerely hopes therefore that the City Deal options for public consultation will not include what appears to be such an inappropriate proposal.

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