Plans for South West Travel Hub provisionally approved

Published 15 June 2022

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Plans for South West Travel Hub provisionally approved

Plans to create a new travel hub to the south-west of Cambridge that will help take thousands of cars out of the city have taken a big step forward today.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership has provisionally been granted approval to construct the travel hub on a site to the west of the M11 Junction 11 by Cambridgeshire County Council. The planning application will now be passed onto the Secretary of State for the final decision.

The travel hub will have up to 2,150 car parking spaces – with 108 blue badge spaces and 108 electric vehicle charging bays – and 326 cycle spaces to encourage more people to get out of their cars and cycle, walk, or use public transport.

It will also have 12 parking spaces for coaches, a horse corral for equestrian use and an off-road public transport link between the travel hub and the A10 Hauxton Road/Addenbrooke’s Road junction.

Cllr Elisa Meschini, Chair of the GCP’s Executive Board, said:

“The Cambridge South West Travel Hub will intercept thousands of motorists who drive into the city and employment sites from the M11 and A10. It will link up to our Melbourn Greenway walking and cycling route and encourage more people to complete the last mile of their journeys on foot, bicycle and bus.

“We are busy delivering projects that will create an integrated transport network to transform how people travel around the area, with better public transport services and walking and cycling links to free up our congested roads and improve the quality of the air we breathe.”

As part of the scheme, the GCP will be enhancing the habitat of the area by planting trees and plants to improve the biodiversity of the area.

Further detailed design work will now be carried out and construction is expected to begin in 2024.