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A10 Cambridge to Royston cycle route

Meeting: 09/06/2016 - Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board (Item 13)

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To consider the attached report.

Decision:

The Executive Board:

 

(a)        NOTED the work completed to date to provide a cycle link from Cambridge to Melbourn.

 

(b)        APPROVED the use of £550,000 of City Deal funding to complete the link.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Lewis Herbert, Chairman of the Executive Board, opened the item by inviting those members of the public or local Members who had given notice to put forward questions to the Board.  Questions were therefore asked and answered, as follows:

 

Statement by Councillor Susan Van de Ven

 

Councillor Susan Van de Ven said that this cycleway was a key link, especially from the perspective of Melbourn Business Park and the aspiration to complete a route from Cambridge to Royston.  She reported that local businesses were working well with communities along the A10 to achieve changes in travel choices, focussed on more sustainable modes of transport, also stating that AstraZeneca had agreed to sponsor the maintenance of the whole route for two years.  She also thanked the Local Enterprise Partnership for its assistance in preparing a bid that would be used to fund the final link to Royston. 

 

Councillor Herbert took this opportunity to pay tribute to the work and commitment demonstrated by Councillor Van de Ven in respect of this route, as well as members of the community who had worked on the project.

 

Question by Tim Bedford

 

Tim Bedford asked whether the project would include the building of the planned traffic island near The Weaver’s Shed, as he felt that this would be essential to people safely crossing the road when coming from Melbourn. 

 

Stuart Walmsley, Head of Major Infrastructure Delivery, confirmed that this was being considered as part of the scheme. 

 

Mr Walmsley presented the report which explained the details of the proposed route and the major economic benefits that could be realised in the short term.

 

Councillor Roger Hickford, Chairman of the Joint Assembly, reported that the Assembly, having considered this report at its meeting on 2 June 2016, had unanimously supported the officer recommendations.

 

The Executive Board:

 

(a)        NOTED the work completed to date to provide a cycle link from Cambridge to Melbourn.

 

(b)        APPROVED the use of £550,000 of City Deal funding to complete the link.

 


Meeting: 02/06/2016 - Greater Cambridge Partnership Joint Assembly (Item 12)

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To consider the attached report.

Decision:

The Joint Assembly RECOMMENDED that the Executive Board:

 

(a)        Notes the work completed to date to provide a cycle link from Cambridge to Melbourn.

 

(b)        Approves the use of £550,000 of City Deal funding to complete the link.

Minutes:

The Joint Assembly considered a report which set out how a significant and valuable part of the Cambridge to Royston cycleway route, namely Cambridge to Melbourn, could be completed, resulting in major economic benefits being realised in the short term.

 

Mike Davies, Team Leader (Cycling Projects) at Cambridgeshire County Council, provided the Joint Assembly with a brief presentation which provided photographs of how the route was expected to look upon completion of the scheme, together with maps and plans showing the route itself, as well as a plan of a proposed bridge over the A505.  He highlighted that the bridge would be funded via a regional growth bid through the Local Enterprise Partnership.

 

Councillor Maurice Leeke said that this was a very valuable link and that any support that this Assembly could give to the Local Enterprise Partnership in respect of funding the bridge, which he felt was crucial, would be very appropriate. 

 

Councillor Noel Kavanagh fully endorsed this expenditure and paid tribute to County Councillor Susan Van De Ven who had championed this scheme for a number of years.  He said that this scheme would result in a huge return for people living in settlements along the route.

 

The Joint Assembly unanimously RECOMMENDED that the Executive Board:

 

(a)        Notes the work completed to date to provide a cycle link from Cambridge to Melbourn.

 

(b)        Approves the use of £550,000 of City Deal funding to complete the link.