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   Waterbeach new homes and the B1047    9 January, 2018

Those of you keeping your eyes on parish council meetings may have noticed that councillors have been attending meetings on the proposed developments at Waterbeach, with more to come. 

Odd, you may think, as Waterbeach is a fair distance from Fen Ditton. However, councillors are concerned that the B1047 (Horningsea Road/Ditton Lane) could become more of a rat run from Waterbeach in the future. We have probably all experienced the nose-to-tail traffic down Ditton Lane during busy periods. 

Fortunately, the County Council and other partners are all on the same page, with proposals to upgrade the A10 being proposed in a new report, the Ely to Cambridge A10 Transport Study. However, we have spotted in one of the documents that even with the maximum-expenditure approach (dual carriageway Ely-Cambridge plus other mitigation) a 21% increase in weekday evening peak traffic on the B1047 is still predicted by the traffic modelling - although this approach would result in a 36% reduction in the morning peak traffic.

You can read more in the Cambridge News and on the Greater Cambridge website. The full A10 Transport Study reports can be seen here.

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