What Is the Greater Cambridge Partnership?

The Greater Cambridge Partnership, one of a number of ‘City Deals’ signed by central Government in 2014, is worth up to £500 million in funding to 2030 for transport infrastructure to boost economic growth. In 2013, £100m of government funding was made available for transport improvements until 2020.

Gateway Review 2020

In May 2020, the GCP successfully passed a government Gateway Review, which commented on the ‘significant success and progress’ the Partnership has made.

Following this, an extra £200 million funding was made available up to 2025.

The GCP continues to explore funding opportunities, for example through Section 106 agreements with developers, and to explore private funding opportunities.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership is the local delivery body for a City Deal with central Government, bringing powers and investment, worth up to £500 million over 15 years, to vital improvements in infrastructure, supporting and accelerating the creation of 44,000 new jobs, 33,500 new homes and 420 additional apprenticeships.

The partnership of councils, business and academia will work together, and with partners and local communities, to grow and share prosperity and improve the quality of life for the people of Greater Cambridge, now and in the future.

The four partners are:

It is the largest of several City Deal programmes taking place in the UK and brings key partners together to work with communities, businesses and industry leaders to support the continued growth of one of the world’s leading tourism and business destinations.

Our Vision

Working together to create wider prosperity and improve quality of life now and into the future.

The Greater Cambridge city region has achieved growth and success on an international scale, with an enviable status as a global hub of technology and innovation.

With the University of Cambridge at its heart, Greater Cambridge is a world-leading centre for research, innovation and technology which has led to the ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’ – a unique ecosystem of bright minds, commerce and local investment.

The inward investment, brought by the ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’, has created jobs and prosperity in Greater Cambridge.

The lives of millions of people around the world have been transformed through innovations originating from Cambridge, from cancer-treating drugs to smartphones.

Greater Cambridge is one of only a handful of city regions that contribute to the UK economy. Its success brings jobs and opportunities for the whole region and beyond and when it succeeds, so does the whole of the UK.

Add to this the city’s prominent position as a global tourist destination, steeped in history, and the area is seen as one of the most attractive to live in the UK.

Integrated Transport Improvements

Greater Cambridge Future Network 2030 map

Our vision to support and sustain Greater Cambridge as a place to live and work includes an integrated transport plan, where new public transport routes offer a viable alternative to driving into Cambridge, routes which also support off-road active travel for pedestrians and cyclists commuting to Cambridge, and which link to the wider villages and towns outside of Cambridge to offer safe commuting and leisure routes for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrian users.

By integrating these plans with upcoming rail improvements, improvements to on-road cycle provisions, city based traffic management, and improved bus services, we plan to ensure the Greater Cambridge area remains a successful and thriving part of the region.

Governance

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Executive Board Forward Plan

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Research & Evidence

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Gateway Review

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