The latest news from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority:
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor James Palmer has vowed to do everything he can to support a bid to allow eight-car trains to run between Cambridge, Ely and King’s Lynn, after Network Rail announced progress with plans to reduce overcrowding on the route at peak periods. The Great Northern service connecting King’s Lynn with London, which includes stops at Littleport, Ely, Waterbeach, Cambridge North and Cambridge stations, is hugely popular with commuters, but current infrastructure limits it to a four-car train between Cambridge and King’s Lynn and so is frequently overcrowded at peak times. Recognising the desire among train users, local representatives and Great Northern to increase capacity, Network Rail has been working on a scheme called the King’s Lynn Service Enhancement Project that will allow eight-car trains to operate between Cambridge and King’s Lynn at peak times.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority have shown their support for a collaborative approach to deliver new homes for disabled adults in Cambridgeshire.
Medtech Accelerator have recently awarded four new early stage pioneering projects amounting to £430,000.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board has agreed a repayable commercial loan up to a maximum of £24.4 million to bring 88 empty homes in Ely back into use. The loan will enable the purchase of the Ministry of Defence-owned homes site at Princess of Wales hospital in Ely, where the properties currently sit vacant and are in need of a programme of refurbishment.
AgriGrub, an East Cambridgeshire-based specialist in sustainable food waste solutions, has been awarded a grant of £29,292 by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
A landmark loan of £6.5m has been exchanged by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority with the East Cambs Trading Company (ECTC) to support a community-led development that will deliver affordable housing for rent and sale in East Cambridgeshire.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board has approved allocating £10.5 million of funding to bring forward a package of improvements to the road system around Wisbech.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor, James Palmer, met this week with the new Chair of the Combined Authority Business Board, Professor Aamir Khalid at TWI's Granta Park headquarters.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor James Palmer has voiced his support for moving forward with a detailed study into delivering a rail link between Wisbech and March.