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First ever £100K Homes now under construction in key milestone for scheme's birth

3 March 2020

Work is underway to build Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s first ever £100K Homes.Mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, James Palmer, who is spearheading the groundbreaking scheme, visited a new housing development in Fordham today (March 3), where the first eight £100K Homes will be completed before the end of 2020.Mayor Palmer met with leading housebuilder Hill at the Rayners Green site, a development of 97 homes in a joint venture partnership between Hill Group and Scotsdales Garden Centre, which will include £100K Homes as part of the housing mix.

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What next for public transport between Cambourne and Cambridge?

28 February 2020

On Friday 6th March a report to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Transport Committee will outline the next steps of the proposals for public transport between Cambourne and Cambridge. It will seek to make two recommendations.  Firstly, to get an agreement to set out a vision for the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro as a whole, against which the Cambourne to Cambridge scheme’s contribution to the overall CAM metro can be evaluated; and secondly, to recommend immediate public transport improvements between Cambourne and key employment sites in Cambridge which can be put in place by the end of this calendar year.The Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority wrote to the Greater Cambridge Partnership on Monday 17th February in his capacity as Chairman of the Local Transport Authority making it clear that he does not support the GCP’s proposals for public transport between Cambourne and Cambridge in their current form.The Combined Authority has now taken direct responsibility for the delivery of the public transport solutions for Cambridge to Cambourne.  It clear that the interaction between the proposed Cambourne to Cambridge scheme and East West Rail needs to be fully understood to ensure that the two schemes will genuinely complement each other.

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Mayor frustrated at the lack of ambitious plans for passengers on CrossCountry trains

25 February 2020

Mayor frustrated at the lack of ambitious plans for passengers on CrossCountry trains

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‘Have your say on CAM’ – Mayor launches public consultation on Cambridgeshire’s world class public transport system

21 February 2020

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough mayor James Palmer is urging people to have their say on plans for CAM – the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro – through a public consultation launched this week.

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Mayor takes control of the delivery of public transport solutions for the Cambridge to Cambourne corridor

17 February 2020

Responding to significant concerns raised by residents in the area between Cambourne and Cambridge, James Palmer, the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has announced that the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is taking control of delivery of public transport solutions in the area. 

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Mayor's response to XR planned protests in Cambridgeshire

14 February 2020

Responding to Extinction Rebellion’s planned demonstrations, Mayor James Palmer said:

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Public urged to back trailblazing £100k Homes after website launches

13 February 2020

People in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are being urged to show their support for £100K Homes via a new website for the innovative scheme which makes one-bedroom properties available to buy for £100,000.

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Mayor launches plans for University of Peterborough to the public for the first time

5 February 2020

Plans for the University of Peterborough have been unveiled to the public for the first time by Mayor James Palmer and Councillor John Holdich, Leader of Peterborough City Council, at an event at Peterborough Cathedral.

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Mayor confirms Cambridgeshire Metro plans will not be affected by East-West Rail

30 January 2020

Mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, James Palmer has today confirmed that plans for a Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro will not be affected by the government announcement that the preferred route for East-West rail is to be Bedford, St Neots and Cambourne.Mayor James Palmer said:“We welcome the announcement of the preferred route for East-West Rail, and look forward to further details as to the specific route that will connect Cambridge and Cambourne with the East Coast Mainline south of St Neots. “To be clear, this will not affect our plans for delivery on the Cambridge Autonomous Metro, and we remain committed to bringing the CAM to Cambourne and on into the centre of St Neots.

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Mayor welcomes Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission report

30 January 2020

Mayor James Palmer has welcomed 'Living with Beauty', the report of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission chaired by the late Sir Roger Scruton and Nicholas Boys Smith. 

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