Cambridge South East Transport (CSET) busway route consultation

Published 20 July 2022

Share this page Bookmark this page

Cambridge South East Transport (CSET) busway route consultation


People can have their say on options to change a short section of the Cambridge South East Transport (CSET) busway route.

A targeted public consultation on a minor segment of the CSET busway and active travel route at the site of a new care village at Stapleford has been relaunched this week, with the closing date now extended to midday on Tuesday 30 August.

Given the importance the GCP places on high quality public consultations, the original consultation was paused after the GCP became aware of an error in the booklet about where each of the two proposed route options runs in relation to the country park, although both illustrations were correct. This error has been corrected and the GCP has written to everyone in Stapleford to make them aware.

The Executive Board agreed the route and approved the submission of a Transport and Works Act Order to the Government in July 2021.

But a planning application for a retirement care village along a small segment of the agreed route – which was initially refused by South Cambridgeshire District Council – was approved by the planning inspector on appeal in December 2021.

The GCP has identified a solution and people can share their views on two options, which are both minor deviations of the original route, to avoid the care village.

The dedicated busway and active travel route would provide significantly improved public transport journeys into the city centre and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus from growing communities in the south-east, helping to cut congestion and improve air quality along the busy A1307 corridor.

To view the proposals and to have your say visit our Consult Cambs webpage.