Monday, 17 June 2013

Manning Asks Residents To Shape Ideas For New River Bridge

Cllr Ian Manning
A campaign by Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Ian Manning to get a new river bridge in place shifts up a gear next month when he asks residents to help shape ideas. 

Cllr Manning, who represents East Chesterton, is pushing for the bridge, part of the so-called Chisholm Trail, to be in place before the planned Science Park station opens. 

He is urging residents to attend a meeting on July 18 at the Shirley School in Nuffield Road between 7.30pm and 8.30pm to put forward their ideas. 

“I’m pleased that the county council project team has responded to my push for the bridge with this early consultation with residents,” he said. “We’ll be able to shape the way the bridge project develops at this very early stage.” 

The meeting will be run as a drop-in event where Cllr Manning and county council officers will be on hand to discuss different aspects of the project including: 
  • visual appearance of the bridge 
  • location of the bridge 
  • the location of the ‘landing’ points (ie does the bridge serve The Hallingway, Fen Road etc) 
  • design of the landpoints (ie steep or long slopes) 
And residents will also be asked to look at the bridge in its wider context, such as considering onward journeys north via the new station and Chesterton and south of the river via Stourbridge Common and Newmarket Road.