Planners set to give 80 more parking spaces at Littleport rail station the go-ahead

PUBLISHED: 14:52 21 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:52 21 February 2017

East Cambridgeshire District Council will recommend the approval of 80 additional parking spaces at Littleport rail station next week. PHOTO: Steve Williams

East Cambridgeshire District Council will recommend the approval of 80 additional parking spaces at Littleport rail station next week. PHOTO: Steve Williams

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An additional 80 parking spaces at Littleport rail station will be given the green light next week.

The additional parking spaces will see a 200 per cent increase in the number of parking spaces, rising to 115 in total. PHOTO: Steve Williams The additional parking spaces will see a 200 per cent increase in the number of parking spaces, rising to 115 in total. PHOTO: Steve Williams

The spaces, which have been subject of a campaign by Littleport Parish Council and East Cambridgeshire District Council, will be recommended for approval at the district council’s planning committee meeting on March 1.

The extension will see the car park’s capacity increase by 200 per cent, from 35 spaces to 115, and was applied for by the council in December to “reduce the dependency of the car and “ease congestion on some of main roads through the district.”

A deal was drawn up in 2013 thanks to a campaign by MP for North East Cambridgeshire, Steve Barclay and Littleport councillor, David Ambrose Smith, but was finally struck in November last year.

Littleport district and parish Councillor David Ambrose-Smith said: “This is fantastic news for local residents as well as those looking to relocate to Littleport. The extra spaces will ease congestion around the station gateway and will provide a direct link into the new station at Cambridge’s Science Park once opened.

“This is yet another good news story for Littleport which will help revitalise the town and make it an attractive place to live.”

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