The latest news from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority:
The notorious rail bottleneck at Ely is at last subject of improvement proposals following hard lobbying by the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer, and many concerned MPs, including Steve Barclay, Paul Bristow, and Liz Truss.
Over the August Bank Holiday, Network Rail completed the final section of infrastructure works on the £29 million upgrade of the rail line between Cambridge and King’s Lynn.
Following regular discussions and lobbying from Mayor James Palmer and the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, Network Rail has announced it will begin the first phase of public consultation for proposals to upgrade the railway in and around Ely on 21 September.
The Board of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority today unanimously approved triggering the process through which eleven market towns can bid for millions of pounds to help them build the future they want.
Mayor James Palmer will this week ask the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board to trigger the process by which the region’s market towns can apply for millions of pounds to help them unlock opportunity and shape their own future.
The key next steps to dual the A10 between Ely and Cambridge will be presented to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board next week.The Board will be recommended to carry out a Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC) study for the dualling scheme.
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.
The Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough has welcomed the announcement by International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox to attract more than £2.5 billion of investment into the local area.