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South Cambridgeshire District Council call for new Cambridge South station

Councillors at South Cambridgeshire District Council has emphasised the need for a new station to be built at Cambridge South.

In a council meeting South Cambridgeshire District Council agreed their response to the public enquiry into the new station which was run by Network Rail.

The Council supports the scheme as it will contribute to economic growth and provide a more environmentally friendly way for local people to travel.

However the Council has highlighted that the loss of trees along the railway line should be kept to a minimum.

Councillor Neil Gough, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Deputy Leader spoke on the proposals for the new station.

Cllr Gough said: “It is obvious how much benefit a new Cambridge South railway station would bring.

“It will clearly help reduce the reliance on cars for a great deal of residents.

“However, we can’t allow this to be at all costs and that’s why we are focussed on the implications for the natural environment.

“We need more details about not only how it will be protected, but enhanced, during and after construction.

“Being green to our core has been one of our main priorities for years and we won’t compromise when it comes to protecting biodiversity.

“We really do welcome the new station, but we know how much South Cambridgeshire residents care about the environment.

“As a result, we must represent them and play our part by putting forward our concerns to help Network Rail get the scheme right.”

The Council is encouraging Network Rail to minimise any disruption that could be caused whilst construction takes place.

 

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