It is probably not the first time that you will have heard of East West Rail and will most definitely not be the last time. The preferred route into Cambridge has been approved by the Government and so there is a 99.9% chance that the new railway line will pass close to Barton or the villages further south.
Your Parish Council was invited to the “restart the conversation” meeting with the EWR management team along with all the other councils on the envelop of the route. Detailed route options will be worked up in the next few months and these will be presented by EWR to the general public in January 2021. Our aim is to keep abreast of developments, liaise with other affected councils and raise any concerns.
Building work is not expected to start until 2025, but it is important to challenge plans at this early stage.