MP Steve Barclay warns about Wisbech Access Strategy

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Steve Barclay MP warns in CambsTimes that an unammended Wisbech Access Strategy could jeopardise the reopening of the rail link from Wisbech to March.

www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/steve-barclay-mp-claims-access-study-could-damage-rail-prospects-1-5289072

“Mr Barclay says the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the county council and Fenland Council have all ignored a Government directive that part of the £10.5 million can be used to progress the rail link.”

Mr Barclay added: “This is a flawed consultation in a whole host of ways. It is flawed because it says take it or leave it. It is flawed because it covers only roads.
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“And it is flawed because it closes off further consultation on Wisbech rail and in a leading way since the Department of Transport has given higher benefits cost scores to those rail stations in town rather than on the edge of town.

This backs the Wisbech Rail Reopening Campaign’s call for everyone who supports the reinstatement of the railway to respond to the consultation saying they strongly object to the severing of the railway by the Southern Access Road.

More information about how to respond to the consultation here:

wisbechrail.org.uk/2017/11/16/wisbech-access-strategy-consultation/

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