Comberton Parish Council and the proposed EWR rail option
Your Parish Council is very concerned as to the effect the proposed East West Rail plans will have on our village.
The proposed route of the freight rail line takes it past our village just on the Toft side of the Village College. It could have up to 100 freight train movements a night as well as commuter trains during the day, with no benefit to our village. We just get the downsides of all of the environmental damage and noise and diesel pollution.
Comberton PC has pledged £10,000 to support Cambridge Approaches legal action to challenge EWR on this route in favour of consideration of a northern approach. (The Parish Council believes the best route would be a northern approach to support the new town of Northstowe and link in with Cambridge North.)
However, it was pledged on condition that we had demonstrated support from the village. Other villages in the area have already pledged their support with donations totalling £60,000. With our donation Cambridge Approaches will have met their target of fund raising, to take the necessary legal action against EWR in order to protect our village and surrounding villages from this devastating plan.
As such CPC need your support in this endeavour. Please consider sending our Clerk an e-mail of support for our proposed donation. Of course if you disagree, you can likewise send an e-mail to that effect as well. The Clerk’s e-mail address is: [at]
Comberton Parish Council agreed at its December 2020 meeting to set up its own working group and to join forces with Eversden’s EWR working group.
The Group’s campaign is founded on six key assumptions:
- The threat to our local environment, communities and infrastructure, posed by the East West Rail
project, is real and severe.
- East West Railway Company’s current choice of route option E is not acceptable.
- We must lobby for a full and fair evaluation of a better way: a northern approach into Cambridge.
- We must act now before it is too late.
- We must work with other communities to achieve a strong, united voice.
- We can each do something to help.
If you have any questions about our campaign please read the Campaign news and information click here.