Agenda and decisions

Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board
Thursday, 6 December 2018 4.00 p.m.

Venue: Council Chamber, Guildhall, Cambridge

Contact: Democratic Services  03450 450 500 Email:

No. Item




There were no apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest


The Executive Board NOTED declarations of interest from Executive Board members.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 476 KB

To authorise the Executive Board to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 October 2018 as a correct record.



The Executive Board APPROVED the minutes of the meeting held on 11th October 2018 as a correct record.


Questions from Members of the Public pdf icon PDF 190 KB

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The Executive Board RECEIVED and responded to public questions as part of agenda items 6 and 8.


Joint Assembly Chairperson's Report pdf icon PDF 413 KB

To follow.


The Executive Board RECEIVED an overview report on the discussion from the meeting of the GCP Joint Assembly held on 15 November 2018.  


Cambourne to Cambridge Better Public Transport Project pdf icon PDF 3 MB

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The Executive Board:


a)    CONSIDERED the outcome of the public consultation and the work to date developing the Cambourne to Cambridge Better Public Transport project;


b)    RECEIVED the key conclusions of the Interim Report and in relation to this:


                      i.        AGREED that Phase 1, Phase 2 and a Park and Ride location continue to be developed towards an Outline Business Case for a High Quality Public Transport route between Cambourne and Cambridge;


                     ii.        For Phase 1, NOTED that the recommended off-road route, defined as the Specific Route Alignment providing a new public transport corridor between Madingley roundabout and Grange Road best meets the strategic and policy objectives of the Greater Cambridge Partnership; and


                    iii.        AGREED to develop options for Phase 2 between Cambourne and Madingley roundabout for further Business case assessment including a public consultation and that this section of the route and final recommendation for a preferred Park and Ride site, be presented in the final Outline Business Case;


c)    AGREED that the outcome of further work required as a result of recommendation (b) above be included in the final Outline Business Case which will be presented for Board approval in accordance with the current programme (October 2019);


d)    REQUESTED that officers develop detailed technology and design solutions and draw up landscaping and ecological design proposals which would enhance the potential impact of the off-road option solution on the rural environment and ensure maximum transport benefit;


e)    AGREED that cycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvements identified for Madingley Road are taken forward for delivery developed in detail as part of a separate project;


f)     AGREED that, following the review by the Combined Authority, proposals for the Cambourne to Cambridge High Quality Public Transport corridor align with the features of a rapid transport network (CAM);


g)    AGREED that through the CAM Programme Board, officers ensure that the interface point at the eastern end of the scheme aligns with the work on the tunnelled section of the CAM network; and


h)    AGREED that the ambition for the preferred mode for the scheme once open is an autonomous electric rubber-tyred metro, subject to final business case, and that any interim mode required will be an electric vehicle to ensure a beneficial impact on air quality.


City Access and Bus Service Improvements - update pdf icon PDF 5 MB


The Executive Board:


a)    NOTED the work to date on the City Access Programme;


b)    AGREED to undertake a second big conversation exercise to obtain feedback on the options to invest in and significantly improve public transport and manage demand for road space contained within the report; and


c)    AGREED to continue to work on developing a final package of City Access proposals and public transport improvements, incorporating public feedback, for the Executive Board’s consideration in 2019.


Histon Road: Bus, Cycling and Walking Improvements pdf icon PDF 805 KB

To follow. Publication of this report has been delayed so that it can be updated to reflect the outcome of the additional meeting of the Local Liaison Forum, which will take place on the evening of 26th November 2018.

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The Executive Board SUPPORTED:


a)    The final design for Histon Road as shown in the plans in Appendix B of the report as a basis for moving to the detailed design stage, including preparation of the final business case and contractor procurement; and


b)    The Landscaping strategy as set out in Appendix A of the report.


Quarterly Progress Report pdf icon PDF 761 KB

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The Executive Board

a)    NOTED:

                       i.        The update on the proposed GCP Apprenticeship Service procurement exercise.

                      ii.        The update on GCP cycling projects.

                     iii.        The communications update.


b)    AGREED to the joint procurement of a transport consultancy framework.




Date of Next Meeting

To note that the next meeting will take place at 4pm on Wednesday 20 March 2019.


The Executive Board NOTED that the next meeting would take place on Wednesday 20th March 2019 at 4pm.