News release from 06/03/2018

Comment on plans to move Waterbeach Station

Local people can now have their say on plans to re-locate Waterbeach Railway Station.

Developers RLW Estates have submitted a planning application to move the station from its current position on Station Road, to the north east of the village on land between Cody Road and the ‘Fen Line’ railway that runs between Cambridge and King’s Lynn.

RLW Estates is a joint venture working on the eastern half of the proposals for a new town north of Waterbeach.

A public consultation into the plans to re-locate the new station has now started, and runs until Monday 26 March. Notifications will be placed in prominent locations around Waterbeach to advise residents of the start of the consultation.

The planning application includes proposals for:

  • Platforms long enough to cater for eight carriage trains
  • Pedestrian bridges
  • An access road
  • Pedestrian and cycle routes
  • Car and cycle parking
  • A taxi rank
  • A passenger drop-off area
  • Bus stops
  • Landscaping
  • Platform lighting, station information and surveillance systems
  • A shuttle bus service to link the southern part of the village with the proposed new station

The application proposes the development take place across agricultural land, land owned by Network Rail and a small section of public highway land.

Stephen Kelly, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, said: “Local people can share their views on these plans by responding to this consultation. Everyone’s comments are welcome and will be taken into account.”

To view the plans and have your say, visit this part of our website and use reference number S/0791/18/FL