Update on the Hauxton Park and Ride

Tim Watkins of the Greater Cambridge Partnership attended a Trumpington Meadows Community meeting in Nov 2017 to explain the 2 options for increased parking at the Park and Ride. For those of you resident in the development at the time, you may remember a public consultation was done and two options were presented: (1) have an additional Park and Ride built at a green site on Hauxton (close to junction 11 on the M11) OR (2) build a multi storey car park (next to Trumpington Meadows primary school). The former was ultimately chosen.

Planning application for the Hauxton Park and Ride was submitted to the local council in June of last year with plans to open by 2023, however this decision MAY be called in by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) in mid May. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) argue that this Park and Ride is too near the Trumpington Meadows country park run by the Wildlife Trust and that this site is in the green belt. If this happens this move would take the decision on approving the planning application out of the hands of the local council and instead place it with the Secretary of State, Robert Jenrick.

If indeed the Hauxton Park and Ride does get cancelled by the government then it would be unlikely that the suggestion to build 290 houses on the existing Trumpington Park and Ride would go ahead.

<Partly sourced from articles by Ben Hatton in the Cambridge News (page 8, 02 March 2021) & the Cambridge Independent (page 10 – 03 March 2021)>

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