Railway station plan to be discussed after election

A row of new build semi-detached yellow brick three-storey houses at Alconbury Weald, HuntingdonImage source, Local Democracy Reporting Service
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Alconbury Weald is a new community of homes, businesses, schools and shops

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A developer has said further discussions will be held about plans for a new railway station following the general election.

Urban&Civic is building up to 6,500 homes on a former airfield at Alconbury Weald, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

The firm says land and "core funding" has been set aside for a new local station.

Rebecca Britton, from the company, said she had "given up" offering a new date of when it could be built but said further meetings to discuss it would be held after the general election on 4 July.

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RAF Alconbury was an operational base from 1938 to 1995 and is now being transformed into a new community

Work on Alconbury Weald is well under way, with plans for further phases working their way through the planning process, as reported by the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Initial planning permission for the redevelopment of the airfield was granted in 2013 with permission for 1,500 homes on countryside at Grange Farm, Alconbury Weald, granted in April.

Ms Britton said work on building a southern link road was progressing, which needs to be in place for the station to happen.

There are already plans for new cycle lanes and improving public transport links in the area.

Ms Britton - the firm's director of communities, communications and partnerships, said: “We do not want to build communities that are car dependent, so building in public transport is really key."

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