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September's Joint Assembly papers published

Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Reports for the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s Joint Assembly meeting on 20 September have been published.

Items on the agenda, which can be viewed here, include next steps in developing improved public transport, cycling and walking routes in and out of the city from the south east, and options for increasing Park & Ride capacity at junction 11 of the M11.

The West of Cambridge package paper outlines the increased need for Park & Ride to the south of the city in response to the additional 20,000 new jobs planned at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and 15,500 new homes in the area.

The paper recommends that two possible options are taken to public consultation later in the year. The options include extending the current Trumpington Road Park & Ride or creating a new Park & Ride site close to junction 11 of the M11. 

The final proposals will need to reflect the requirement of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority that Park & Ride schemes are temporary in nature.

The consultation results from the Cambridge South East Transport Study consultation earlier this year will also be considered in relation to emerging proposals for an improved public transport route (phase two) in to the city from the south east.

A £14m package of ‘quick wins’ (phase one) to improve road safety, walking, cycling and bus journeys along the A1307 by 2020 were approved by the Executive Board in July.

The Cambridge South East project and additional Park & ride capacity to the west of Cambridge are part of a package of solutions to help to meet the growth of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Members will also be asked to give the green light to the GCP developing plans to improve public transport along the key A10 Waterbeach to Cambridge Science Park and East Cambridge/Newmarket Road routes which both suffer from peak time congestion issues.

The decision on the GCP’s Cambourne to Cambridge public transport scheme has been deferred until the November meeting of the Joint Assembly. This is to allow the completion of detailed technical work by the Combined Authority’s consultants, aimed at ensuring the scheme meets alignment requirements with the CAM network proposals, and other criteria such as cost, deliverability and timing.

The Joint Assembly meets in the Council Chamber at South Cambridgeshire Hall in Cambourne at 2pm. The Executive Board meets at the same venue at 4pm on 11 October.

Both meetings will be streamed live on the GCP’s Facebook page and the video will then be uploaded to our YouTube channel within 24 hours.