Shopping, housing and transport put under the spotlight
PUBLISHED: 13:07 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:08 23 July 2018
Lucy Frazer MP met with estate agents to discuss the importance of infrastructure development and housing.
Ms Frazer, MP for South East Cambridgeshire visited Cheffins to discuss regeneration throughout the constituency looking at the importance of work to the Ely Bypass, dualling of the A10 and the improvements to the Ely North rail junction.
Ms Frazer said: “All of these schemes are high on the current agenda as the importance of South East Cambridgeshire is very much recognised by central Government.
“There has been a significant level of investment, both from domestic sources and overseas coming into East Cambs and we are keen to provide the level of infrastructure needed to support this.”
She met Philip Woolner, joint managing partner, Michael Jones, director of commercial agency and Darren Hill, commercial property manager at the Cambridge branch.
Ms Frazer has campaigned on the dualling of the A10, working closely with James Palmer, mayor of the Combined Authority and also working with the county council, the district council, the Local Enterprise Partnership and the Department of Transport, helping to ensure that the £16m provided by the Government remained committed.
Philip Woolner, joint managing partner, Cheffins, said: “We were pleased to welcome Lucy Frazer to our Cambridge offices and to hear her views on some of the most topical projects currently underway throughout the region.
“It is clear that there is significant support for improvements to local infrastructure and transport throughout South East Cambridgeshire from central Government and on a more local level, a desire to improve the vibrancy of high streets and town centres throughout the region. “Cambridgeshire is currently one of the most progressive areas of the UK, attracting significant inward investment and we look forward to playing a pivotal role in its growth.”
One of the much-anticipated Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor, Cheffins and Ms Frazer discussed the progression of this ambitious project and the significant support it has within Government.
Cheffins also discussed the current conditions for retailing in the region and the problems facing the retail market and High Streets in general.
The team discussed the importance of place-making for regional towns and how to make smaller town centres an appealing destination throughout South East Cambridgeshire.