Re-Run East West Rail Route Consultation for Bedford

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Leonardo Ruggiero
1 month ago
I don’t want our golf course ruined

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Alison Radmall
Jun 26, 2021
Due process has not been followed: the original consultation was flawed. Make our elected officials step up to the mark and face their constituents.

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Janet Jackson
Jun 24, 2021
If we have to accept this ridiculous rail line, the least the planners should do is choose the best route for each area of land, preventing even more habitat destruction. Stop spending taxpayers money as if from a bottomless purse. You have a duty to provide best value for our money, which appears to have slipped your minds as costs spiral out of control. Remember, we are talking Billions of Pounds, not millions, an amount now so far over the original quoted price to be laughable were it not so tragic.

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Sheila Bearham
Jun 12, 2021
People who are affected by such destruction should have more say in what happens.

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tracey altmann
Jun 12, 2021
I am a resident in this area and really believe that this rail line will destroy our village communities and beautiful countryside. Not enough research or consultation has taken place and it needs to be fully investigated and reconsidered.

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Ben White
Jun 11, 2021
They are going to destroy such a wonderful piece of South West Cambs

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Anne Maclachlan
Jun 11, 2021
The consultation appears to be anything but: suddenly 2 "prefered routes" have been "chosen". The communities who are to have these routes inflicted on them for no local benefit have had just 3 months to try and get some answers about exactly how it is going to affect the village. The EWR have taken decisions without even finding out what other groups have planned, even down to houses being built on the route of the "preferred" line as we speak. This underfunded (they will build the line for diesel trains because it is cheaper, and damn the environment), ill -considered (no thought given to other plans already pushed through) deliberately evasive (could not make out the routes on their documents), must be reconsidered.

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Chris Corcoran
Jun 11, 2021
The consequences of the Queens speech, namely the government's new proposed policy on public transport and on growth areas, the impact of Covid-19 and the enlargement of route Option E means that I feel the choice of Route Option E should be seriously reconsidered. A re-consult on the route optionsso that we all have the chance of a more sensible route through to Cambridge

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David Netherway
Jun 4, 2021
The Bedford Mayor and his political and business cronies have their own hidden and personal agenda ,aignore choosing to bully and ignore the honest, hardworking common people of Bedfordshire. If we - on mass, stop paying our Council Tax, maybe we could get their attention and influence the right people’s choice for the new rail link. The new railway isn’t even going to be eco friendly - it’s dirty polluting diesel - they are a bunch of overpaid clowns.
Take up arms people, we need to get their attention before it’s too late.

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Susan Crimmin
Jun 4, 2021
In a world where climate change is critical the selected Route E needs more research and answers as to why it has taken precedence over more eco friendly solutions. Susan Crimmin