IS THE FIRST NEW TOWN TO BE BUILT SINCE MILTON KEYNES SUPPORTED BY CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL?
Do you use CCC services or work for CCC – would you have liked them to have moved their offices to Northstowe so that employees and service users could access their offices via bike or the Guided Busway?
Sadly CCC think otherwise and have voted to move their offices from Cambridge to ALCONBURY!! So for all of you employed at Shire Hall or need to go there you will have to travel 22 miles up the A14 to do so. What happens if you don’t drive – well the Councillors do not seem to care about that either. The decision to build the first new town in this country since Milton Keynes is a historic moment and one that should have had the full backing of local government and it is shocking that this is not the case.
A petition regarding the Cromwell Museum forced CCC to change their minds – we need to do the same to get this decision reversed. There is simply no justification for undermining the success and status of Northstowe and forcing more traffic onto the A14. Local and National Government have imposed Northstowe and Greater Cambridge upon us – there is therefore no excuse not to fully back the project and relocate services here. SCDC had the courage to relocate their offices to Cambourne – it is not unreasonable to expect CCC to support the Northstowe development in a similar way.