Combined Authority bosses have committed almost half a million pounds towards plans to bring jobs, infrastructure and more to nine market towns across Cambridgeshire - including Ely, March, Chatteris and Soham.
A statement on behalf of its 100 plus members described it as a “great result for our village” but opponents were less than pleased as 54 new homes applied for by Haddenham Community Land Trust won approval.
Council leader Charles Roberts believes that the growing numbers unable to get on the property ladder is a ‘political crisis’ for the Conservative Party that could lead to less people turning out to vote for them.
Council leader Charles Roberts told Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today that he welcomed improvements to Ely North junction but he would continue to “fight the corner” of Queen Adelaide residents fearful of barrier closures.
The mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has told the chairman of Network Rail that more trains should stop in Whittlesey – and says he is disappointed that the new Soham station will not be opened earlier.