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GCP board approves work on Comberton and Haslingfield greenways

Early work on the two greenways schemes is due to start in the new year.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) executive board agreed last Thursday (December 15) that work could begin on the schemes for Comberton and Haslingfield.

Greenways will make cycling easier
Greenways will make cycling easier

The board gave approval for any required planning applications or orders, and also approved the use of compulsory purchase powers of land where other powers could not be used.

The greenways are among 12 planned to connect South Cambridgeshire villages to Cambridge. Described as “sustainable travel corridors”, they aim to make active travel - such as walking and cycling - easier and safer.

For the Comberton greenway, there will be work in Sidgwick Avenue, on the M11 footbridge to the footpath, in Barton Road and in the village itself.

Work on the Haslingfield greenway will start from the junction with Barton Road to the Cambridge Rugby Club section.

The Greenways routes planned by the Greater Cambridge Partnership. Map: GCP
The Greenways routes planned by the Greater Cambridge Partnership. Map: GCP

The finalised routes still need to be decided, with a further consultation planned on the Grantchester section of the Haslingfield greenway, after concerns were raised by the parish council about the current proposed route.

Cllr Elisa Meschini, chair of the executive board, said it was an “excellent project” and said she was “very keen for it to succeed” and get under way.

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