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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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Board gives ‘Metro Mayor’ green light for public consultation on CAM plans

29 January 2020

Mayor James Palmer’s plans to link towns and villages all around the region to Cambridge got a big boost today when members of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority board unanimously gave the go-ahead for a voluntary consultation with the public on the ambitious scheme.

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Ready Steady Brexit: Mayor urges bosses to get free Brexit expertise

28 January 2020

With Brexit Day imminent, the Mayoral Combined Authority is renewing calls for businesses in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to take advantage of the free-to-access service it has laid on to help large, medium and small companies prepare for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31st January 2020.

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Mayor applauds Health and Care Work Academy achievements

22 January 2020

At a prizegiving event today Mayor Palmer joined learners to mark two important milestones for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Health and Care Sector Work Academy.

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St Neots gets people-friendly new look with street makeover

21 January 2020

Full funding is now in place for improvements to the look and feel of St Neots town centre, including replacement and upgrade of bus shelters around the market square, signposts to help visitors, planters, bench seating, and new cycle racks.

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More affordable homes for Huntingdonshire and Cambridge after funding agreed

14 January 2020

The Housing and Communities Committee of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has approved funding for 81 affordable homes at sites across Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire on Monday.

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Building Plans for new University of Peterborough unveiled for the first time

14 January 2020

Detailed proposals for a new University of Peterborough will be revealed to the public for the first time at a three day showcase event in February. The University of Peterborough plans, including building designs, floor plans and an artist's impression of the future University campus, will be on display at Peterborough...

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Combined Authority Board votes to move forward with Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro regional routes

9 January 2020

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Transport Committee has today approved £100,000 to progress business cases for the regional arms of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM).The CAM regional arms will include routes from St Ives to Alconbury, Cambourne to St Neots, Newmarket Park and Ride to Mildenhall and Granta Park to Haverhill.  The CAM will provide a high-quality, fast and reliable transport network that will help connect people and businesses across Greater Cambridgeshire and beyond. Plans for the CAM regional routes will be focused on how the new routes will promote economic growth by linking communities, bringing forward housing projects and creating jobs.Building on work already undertaken on the core city centre tunnelled section of the CAM, the plans will set out how the regional routes will feed into the wider Cambridgeshire and Peterborough public transport network.Mayor James Palmer said:“I’m pleased to see real action being taken to set out our plans for the route of the CAM outside of Cambridge.

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Mayor hails Cambridge South consultation and urges public to speak out for early delivery

18 December 2019

Network Rail has announced it is launching a public consultation in early 2020 on proposals for a new railway station for Cambridge South.  

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