New Station approve for Waterbeach

The Planning Committee of South Cambridgeshire District Council has approved plans to relocate the existing station in Waterbeach to the location of Waterbeach New Town East, one mile to the north. 

The permission includes:

  • A two-platform station, with platforms long enough for eight carriage trains; 
  • Two pedestrian bridges, including one with a lift; 
  • A new access road from Cody Road to the station car park 
  • A car park and cycle parking  
  • A shuttle bus serice between the Village and the relocated Station. 

Chair of the Planning Committe, Cllr John Batchelor, said: 

 “By approving this application, we are on track for a new, safer, modern station that existing and future residents will benefit from. We have carefully weighed up the arguments and truly believe that this will be an improvement on the existing station, which is not in the centre of the village nor easily reached.

“This application had to be seen in the context of proposals for a new town in the surrounding area – a strategy backed by Government inspectors who recently accepted our Local Plan by finding it ‘sound’. Excellent railway links are a key reason for this site being suggested as the proposed location of a new town, and a brand-new station means both new and existing residents of Waterbeach will benefit.”