July News from Anthony Browne MP

There’s a better way than busways Local infrastructure has dominated my month, ending in a disappointing announcement from the GCP that they will progress plans for two huge concrete busways through the Cambridge greenbelt. We need fast action to fix our transport system in South Cambs, but not with poor value and damaging projects such as these. I will continue working alongside the residents, representatives, environment groups, and transport leaders opposing these schemes, and I am confident there are better long-term transport solutions to be explored. 

Scroll down to find out what else I have been working on this month, including:Launching my latest East West Rail (EWR) survey with a posted update on my actions to over 21,000 homes.Meeting the Prime Minister to discuss the levelling up agenda and push back against massive housebuilding in our area.Securing millions of pounds in funding for improvements to the A10.Discussing the impact of the new Planning Bill on South Cambridgeshire, and my thoughts on how it can be improved. Holding my latest Constituency  Environment Forum, where over 100 people signed up to discuss environmental policy and biodiversity.             
Campaign updates
Latest News Ensuring value for money in the GCP I will be raising questions over the future of the Greater Cambridge Partnership with the Government after its board decided to push ahead with two controversial busway projects.
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 Funding secured for A10 upgrade The Government will provide £2m in development funding to put together the business case following a strong lobby effort from your local MPs.
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Calling on the PM to review EWRI have asked the Prime Minister and Chancellor to reassess the business case for East West Rail after receiving assurances from Ministers EWR will consider the impact of the pandemic.
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Events this month Constituent Environment Forum Thank you to everyone who attended my bi-annual forum for constituents to meet and talk about environmental issues.

It is great to chat with people and understand the issues that they are passionate about, from climate change and biodiversity to the environmental impact of East-West Rail.

I was also asked to publish information about funding pots, which can now be found on my website here.
Anthony in the media
Anthony Browne MP to raise future of GCP with government after ‘baffling’ vote on Cambridge South East Transport busway
GCP votes to progress Cambourne to Cambridge busway and Cambridge South East Transport schemes despite opposition
Cambourne to Cambridge busway plan passed despite US war grave concern
Opposition builds to Greater Cambridge Partnership plan for a £132m busway in green belt
Unacceptable’ South East Cambridge busway plans must be halted immediately, say campaigners
How do North East Herts and South Cambs fare in the latest boundary review proposals?
‘Overbearing housebuilding’ behind plan for South Cambs boundary change, says MP
Anthony orders City Watchdog to review viability of legal action against tech giant
FCA to crack down on scam ads£2m in government funding secured to explore A10 improvements