New transport infrastructure
Committed infrastructure proposals being progressed by Greater Cambridge Partnership (see glossary) will provide significant transport capacity to support the delivery of committed development.
The Combined Authority’s (see glossary) Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) scheme could enable efficient and low impact travel into and around Cambridge, easing congestion issues in the area and also enabling further growth close to stations. This project is at a relatively early stage of its development and will be progressing as the next Local Plan (see glossary) is prepared. How it should be taken into account in the Plan will depend on the progress it makes while we are preparing the Plan.
The East West Rail project (see glossary) between Oxford and Cambridge also has implications for significant growth, particularly in terms of the possible location of a new station in South Cambridgeshire. As with the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) scheme there is currently uncertainty as to the timing of this project, and progress during the period of Plan preparation will affect how it should be taken into account.
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