No Northern Route for East West Rail! ( and No Station and No New Town North of the A428)

No Northern Route for East West Rail! ( and No Station and No New Town North of the A428)

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Nicola Dawidowski started this petition to East West Rail

IMPORTANT: Please also lodge your objections to East West Rail by 9 June at: https://eastwestrail.co.uk/consultation

The proposed East West rail route is planned to cut through or greatly impact the peaceful villages of: 

Barnwell
Bar Hill
Boxworth
Caldecote
Childerley
Dry Drayton
Elsworth
Eltisley
Girton
Histon
Horningsea
Impington
Knapwell
Landbeach
Madingley
Milton
Oakington
Papworth
Westwick

This will carve up countryside, destroy communities and the delicate wildlife. The villages are already well served in terms of transportation.  

Even the advocates of a northern route agree that to put a station for Cambourne north of the 428 would inevitably be followed by a massive housing development.   The would be developers' ambition is to build up to 10,000 houses, so something of the order of 30,000 people (with tens of thousands of cars).  They are calling this ‘North Cambourne’,  to hide the fact that it would actually be a new town of the same size as Northstowe and when we had been assured that there would be no more new towns in South Cambridgeshire.

The proposal states:
'the northern approach would be slower and more complicated'

'Economically and operationally, a northern approach to Cambridge does not provide the same level of benefits as a southern approach and is less able to satisfy the overall objectives of EWR'

'Overall, we consider that a northern route into Cambridge remains less attractive than a southern route to the city, validating earlier decisions made by EWR Co'

To make our voices heard please share this petition so we can work together to stop this route damaging our villages. 

The proposal about this part of the route can be read at: https://bit.ly/3vpR7Tr

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