Act now to save Coton Orchard and protect the beautiful countryside on the western fringe of Cambridge from being built on.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership is proposing to improve journeys between Cambourne and Cambridge using funds from central government. They want to build a new bus road across the countryside between Hardwick and the edge of Cambridge with a giant car park next to the A428. 

The bus road would destroy Coton Orchard and its trees, and damage the landscape, views and other habitats. But it doesn't have to be that way. There are less damaging ways to improve bus services, such as providing a bus lane next to the A1303, and a coalition of organisations are campaigning for this. We agree there need to be improvements in public transport and active travel but this can be achieved without destroying nature and the countryside.

The organisations campaigning for a better solution are local charity Cambridge Past, Present & Future, Coton Parish Council, Coton Orchard, the National Trust, Coton Busway Action Group, Coton Loves Pollinators and Save the West Fields. 

You can find out more about the proposals and the campaign by clicking here or sign a petition

We are raising funds for the campaign to pay for independent experts to provide evidence for the less-damaging alternatives and to provide legal and professional advice to make your views heard at a public inquiry.

We set an initial fundraising target of £60,000, to enable us to start work and prepare for the inquiry. Thanks to amazing support we have reached that target and have started work appointing experts to helps us. Those donations are already helping the campaign to save the Coton Green Corridor and Coton Orchard.

However, the total costs of participating in the inquiry will be much higher, so we have started fundraising for the second stage, with a target of reaching £100,000 in total.

Please donate to support this campaign, every little really does help.

Your money will be ring-fenced [if we persuade local politicians not to go ahead with the bus road and there is no public inquiry, then we will return your donation].