Cambourne to Cambridge - Independent Audit

 

Cambourne to Cambridge - Independent Audit

The Cambourne to Cambridge project was audited in early 2021. The findings of the audit were presented to the Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board on 1 July 2021. The auditor examined the key assumptions and constraints, which led to the selection of the preferred route for the scheme and to the rejection of alternative options. They also tested the robustness of those assumptions and constraints to see whether they remain appropriate.

How was the audit carried out?

An independent auditor, Mr Phil Swann, was appointed in January 2021 to oversee the audit. Mr Swann:

  • established the terms of reference for the audit, and commissioned an independent transport expert to carry out the audit,
  • reviewed the assumptions and constraints that have led to the selection of a recommended preferred route ,and invited representative groups to submit written representations,
  • oversaw the audit process and reported the findings to the GCP’s Executive Board in July 2021.
Cambourne Church and High Street

The submissions published in the document section below are from those who have given their permission under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The audit report was updated in November 2021 to correct references to the report titled: 'Cambourne to Cambridge: In-Highway Proposals for High Quality Public Transport Scheme'. The report now correctly attributes the authorship of the report to Edward Leigh rather than Cambridge Connect on pages 4, 58 and 59. These changes do not alter the conclusions of the report. The original version of the audit report was published in the Executive Board agenda for July 2021 (page 364 onwards). The final report is available in the document section below.

What were the conclusions of the audit?

The audit concluded that:

  • the project should proceed to the next stage
  • the scheme is aligned with national, regional and local policies on economy and transport,
  • stakeholder engagement has been carried out in a robust manner,
  • and the business case development followed the HMT Treasury Green Book and the Department for Transport’s TAG methodology.
  • The appraisal has also been carried out in a robust manner, and the economic analysis and financial case remain valid.
  • The environmental impact of the scheme is mixed and the validity of some of the assumptions will need to be investigated further as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment which would form part of the next project stages.
  • The GCP has complied with national guidance on how to balance local and national considerations.
  • Overall, the audit has confirmed that the key constraints and assumptions on which the C2C business case is based remain valid.

Please see the document section below for a full report on the audits, representations and other supporting documents.

Documents

C2C Independent Audit report
pdf3.54MB

Published on 04 Nov 2021

Assumptions Constraints Statement_final
pdf363KB

Published on 25 Mar 2021

C2C - JSutton Amey Consulting CV 2020
pdf73KB

Published on 25 Feb 2021

C2C Audit Terms of Reference
pdf424KB

Published on 02 Feb 2021

C2C Audit Brief Final Feb 2021
pdf419KB

Published on 02 Feb 2021

Representations

Index of representations
pdf529KB

Published on 30 Jun 2021

000118 GCP Steer
pdf5.82MB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

000221 Coton Busway Action Group
pdf834KB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

000817 LDA
pdf544KB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

000819 GCP Strut Parker
pdf4.67MB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

001120 Madingley PC
pdf139KB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

010519 Coalition Of Parish Councils
pdf1.91MB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

080319 LLF
pdf63KB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

090321 David Instone Brewer
pdf756KB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

090321 Hardwick PC
pdf1.26MB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

100321 Iain Spence 1
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100321 Iain Spence 2
pdf76KB

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100321 Tim Reynolds
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100620 LLF
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101217 LLF
pdf148KB

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110619 LLF
pdf117KB

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120321 Stephen Rose
pdf744KB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

140518 GCP Mott Mac
pdf2.87MB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

140519 GCP Mott Mac
pdf877KB

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150321 Shaun Hughes
pdf812KB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

151118 GCP Arup
pdf630KB

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171018 Arup
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180419 LLF
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200221 Coton PC
pdf326KB

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220118 Natural England
pdf164KB

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250221 Cambridge PPF
pdf5.13MB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

260620 Jacobs
pdf637KB

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270319 National Trust
pdf286KB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

290520 Thomas Bygott
pdf427KB

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Coton PC Correspondence
pdf4.03MB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

LLF Summary
pdf294KB

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000321 CCC
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080421 Correspondence
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150421 Mayer Brown 1
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150421 Mayer Brown 2
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210421 John Goodacre
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210421 National Trust
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230421 CAM
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230421 Cambridge PPF 1
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230421 Cambridge PPF 2
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230421 Cambridge PPF 3
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230421 Cambridge PPF 4
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230421 NNRA 1
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230421 NNRA 2
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240421 Barton PC
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240421 CPCA 1.1
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240421 CPCA 1.2
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240421 CPCA 1.3
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240421 CPCA 1.4
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240421 CPCA 2.1
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240421 CPCA 2.2
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240421 CPCA 3.1
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240421 CPCA 3.2
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240421 CPCA 3.3
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240421 CPCA 3.4
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240421 CPCA Cover Letter
pdf166KB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

240421 CPCA Index
pdf172KB

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240421 Josh Matthews
pdf1.02MB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

250421 ABMC
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250421 Barton PC
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250421 Cambridge Connect 1
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250421 Cambridge Connect 2
pdf5.23MB

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250421 CBAG 1
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250421 CBAG 2
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250421 CBAG 3
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250421 CBAG 4
pdf480KB

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250421 Coton PC 1
pdf617KB

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250421 Coton PC 2
pdf9.54MB

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250421 Coton PC 3
pdf148KB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

250421 Hardwick Climate Action Group
pdf733KB

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250421 Hardwick PC 1
pdf690KB

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250421 Hardwick PC 2
pdf1.42MB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

250421 LLF
pdf668KB

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250421 LLF Covering Letter
pdf48KB

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260421 Natural England
pdf924KB

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270319 National Trust
pdf286KB

Published on 29 Jun 2021

280321 St Neots Road Correspondence
pdf87KB

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280321 St Neots Road Correspondence
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Published on 29 Jun 2021

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