PLEASE NOTE: some details are still uncertain and the following timeline includes some assumptions based on publicly-available information. It will be updated as more information becomes available.
The consultation on the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP)’s
Making Connections proposals, which include a Sustainable Travel Zone for Cambridge, closed on 23 December 2022.
The GCP is now analysing the feedback it received and has said
it will produce a final report on the proposals, together with recommendations of next steps, to be presented to the GCP Executive Board in June. The GCP Executive Board will then make a recommendation to Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridgeshire’s County Councillors will have the final say on what scheme (if any) is taken forwards.
Some details are still uncertain, however a possible timeline for the decision-making process is below. We will update this as more information becomes available.
Date Event 26 May Papers were published for the 8 June meeting of the GCP Joint Assembly. These contained the report on the Making Connections proposals, together with a short-list of potential options for altering the Making Connections scheme to address public and stakeholder concerns You can find these papers here. 8 June Meeting of the GCP Joint Assembly. The report on the Making Connections proposals was discussed. Members did not appear to decide to rule out any options for altering the Making Connections proposals and ran out of time to come to a consensus on a recommendation to the GCP Executive Board of the way forward. 26 June Additional special meeting of the GCP Joint Assembly and Executive Board Prior to the meeting, the GCP will test potential options for altering the Making Connections against policy objectives, equalities and the consultation response. It is possible that these potential options will then be discussed at this additional special meeting. 29 June Meeting of the You will be able to find the papers for the meeting GCP Executive Board. here, when they have been published. The GCP Executive Board will consider the steps recommended by the GCP Joint Assembly. It will then make a recommendation to Cambridgeshire County Council. The earliest this could be discussed by Cambridgeshire County Council would be 18 July. Around 10 July If the recommendation is to be discussed on 18 July, this will be stated in the papers published here. 18 July First Cambridgeshire County Council Full Board Meeting at which a decision could be made on the Making Connections proposals.