Public can help shape final design of Cambourne to Cambridge scheme

Public can help shape final design of Cambourne to Cambridge scheme

Published: Monday, May 16, 2022

People can help to shape the final design of the Cambourne to Cambridge busway and active travel route in a public consultation launched this week.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership is in the process of carrying out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the scheme which will help to transform journeys for thousands of people travelling between Cambourne and the city.

People and organisations can view the proposals and share their thoughts about how to best manage the impacts of the project on the landscape and environment.

An EIA is required as part of a portfolio of evidence submitted to the Department for Transport in the application to build a scheme. It includes information from surveys looking at ecology, landscape and cultural heritage, along with feedback from stakeholders.

The new public transport and active travel route will significantly improve bus and active travel journeys between Cambridge and Cambourne via the new Bourn Airfield development, a new travel hub at Scotland Farm, Hardwick and West Cambridge campus.

It forms part of the GCP’s vision for a joined up transport network which – together with measures to free up the congested city centre and other infrastructure improvements – aim to create more sustainable, accessible and reliable ways to travel.

The scheme has been subject to three detailed public consultations and an independent audit of the proposed off-road public transport route. The GCP has made a commitment to deliver a minimum of 10% biodiversity net gain for the scheme overall with ambitions to deliver 20%.

Visit www.greatercambridge.org.uk/c2c-eia for more information and to have your say before the consultation closes at midday on Monday 11 July.

The GCP will be holding a number of webinars, public events and attending community meetings to share and discuss the project and the EIA process.

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