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East-West Rail Bedford to Cambridge consultation response

The purpose of this decision is to confirm the wording of amendments to the Council’s response to the East-West Rail Bedford to Cambridge consultation discussed by Cabinet on 6th March, as per the minute below and the appended revised response:

 

“On behalf of South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cabinet approved the draft consultation response to the East-West Rail Bedford to Cambridge consultation, attached as Appendix 1 to the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, subject to amendments to reflect the following:

·         On the approach to Cambridge section, remove  expression of a preference, and focus instead on issues that should be taken into account including emphasise the importance of connectivity, to the east of Cambridge, to the proposed Cambridge South railway station, and to other transport links;

·         an assessment of the impact on the amenity of communities located along the chosen route;

·         an expression of the Council’s disappointment that trains using the route at least at the outset would be diesel rather than electric,

·         highlighting the necessity for measures to minimise any adverse impact on the environment and on heritage assets, and to explore opportunities for environmental enhancement, including to address flood risk.

 

Delegation to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development in consultation with the Deputy Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council, to finalise the wording of the response.”

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/03/2019

Decision due: 11 March 2019 by Deputy Leader of the Council

Lead member: Deputy Leader of the Council

Lead director: Joint Director for Planning and Economic Development

Department: Planning and New Communities

Contact: Stephen Kelly, Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development 01954 713157 Email: Stephen.Kelly@scambs.gov.uk.

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Purpose of Report: Cabinet agenda papers relating to the consultation response: http://scambs.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=293&MId=7364&Ver=4

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