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Review highlights opportunity for radical reform to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough bus network

23 January 2019

A strategic review into the opportunities to improve the bus network across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has included a recommendation to produce a business case exploring options for radical reform. The Strategic Bus Review report, published today, was commissioned by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and has been welcomed by Mayor James Palmer as an opportunity to inject strategic leadership and a more integrated approach to the bus network across the area. The review has analysed the current network and presents a series of opportunities for improvements.

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Public information event for Soham station proposals

22 January 2019

Plans for a new station in Soham will be on public display at an information event planned for the end of February.

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Mayor James Palmer backs scheme to support eight-car trains between Cambridge and King’s Lynn

13 December 2018

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.

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CPCA supports collaborative approach to deliver new £4m specialist supported living scheme in Chatteris

12 December 2018

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority have shown their support for a collaborative approach to deliver new homes for disabled adults in Cambridgeshire.

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Medtech Accelerator injects £430k into pioneering, early stage technologies

7 December 2018

Medtech Accelerator have recently awarded four new early stage pioneering projects amounting to £430,000.

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Combined Authority agrees loan to bring 88 empty homes in Ely back into use

4 December 2018

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.

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Agri-Tech growth fund grant awarded to pioneering sustainable food waste specialist, AgriGrub

3 December 2018

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. 

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Consultation: Draft Budget 2019/20

3 December 2018

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority's Draft Budget for 2019/20 and medium-term financial plan was approved for consultation purposes at the Combined Authority Board meeting held on Wednesday 28th November 2018.

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Landmark housing loan agreement signed for Haddenham development

30 November 2018

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. 

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Combined Authority Board approves £10.5 million Wisbech road upgrade package to help deliver on growth ambition for town

28 November 2018

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.

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