What is the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP)?

The proposals for a Sustainable Travel Zone have been created by the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) as part of its City Access programme.

Greater Cambridge Partnership logo

The GCP evolved from the City Deal which was an agreement between the UK government and Greater Cambridge that set out to enable growth by investing in local infrastructure, housing and skills. 

The GCP is a body made up of elected representatives from three local councils (Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council), plus some university and business representatives. Each council chooses their representatives and the idea is that councils can work in a co-ordinated way.

Proposals first pass through an advisory committee (the Joint Assembly) and then to the Executive Board for a final decision. The three elected representatives on the Executive Board have full voting rights (one from each of the three partner Councils) and there are two non-voting members: one nominated by the Business Board and one nominated by the University of Cambridge.

Find out more about the GCP’s governance on the organisation’s website.

None of the member groups of the Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance is a part of the GCP and the Alliance has no decision-making powers.