Rupert Moss-Eccardt claims Queen Adelaide is 'forgotten' village after he viewed latest transport strategy

PUBLISHED: 12:21 04 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:21 04 April 2016

Former councillor and Police Commissioner candidate Rupert Moss-Eccardt, who lives in Queen Adelaide.

Former councillor and Police Commissioner candidate Rupert Moss-Eccardt, who lives in Queen Adelaide.

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He may be a former councillor and will fight to become the county's police and crime commissioner but Rupert Moss-Eccardt believes he lives in part of East Cambridgeshire that has been "forgotten about".

Mr Moss-Eccardt slammed a draft copy of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Transport Strategy for East Cambridgeshire for refusing, he says, to offer much hope for Queen Adelaide.

“The draft said that there will be link improvements to Queen Adelaide, but from viewing the draft it’s clear to see that there aren’t any links,” he said.

“Three of my neighbours and I went to this sham consultation, and it’s clear that most of the stuff in the strategy has been lifted from the previous report in 2009.”

Mr Moss-Eccardt of Prickwillow Road says that he and a number of other Queen Adelaide residents were left scratching their heads after viewing the plans at a public consultation earlier this month, which he labelled a ‘sham.’

He claims that residents of the village outside Ely have been given no choice but to accept the plans outlined in the strategy, and that it fails to involve Queen Adelaide.

The strategy includes plans for the £35 million southern bypass, which will link the A142 to Stuntney Causeway, and a fourth arm to be added onto the B1382 roundabout.

Mr Moss-Eccardt believes that Queen Adelaide is a village that has been ‘forgotten about.’

He said: “We’re also yet to receive high-speed broadband. I know it’s been an issue for the whole of the region, but it seems that we in Queen Adelaide are always forgotten about.”

The county council says its draft transport strategy will “tackle the current and future transport pressures in and around the district, and to help support growth in East Cambridgeshire.”

The strategy contains details of the schemes proposed in the short and medium term as well as the longer term schemes.

Five recent consultations were held to gauge views of “anyone who lives, works, visits or travels through East Cambridgeshire in order to improve this draft transport strategy”.

The consultation closes tomorrow.

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