Guided Bus Stops on A1123  updated on 21 June 2018

Because the final cost came to £240,000 the project has been reviewed from scratch. 

 A simplified design has been agreed with a cost of £120,000. A drawing of the scheme is available to view in the Parish office.

The PC is working with a project coordinator from the Highways Dept. of Cambridgeshire County Council, supported by  Cllr Ian Bates and the Stagecoach bus company is involved as and when appropriate.

Design and construction will be carried by a Cambs CC approved contractor.

Design 

The design includes alterations to the exisiting lay by for the western direction,  pedestrian road crossing, street lights and bus shelters (with Real Time Traffic Information)
 and has now been completed on behalf of the Highways Dept. (Cambs CC) by their approved contractor   - SKANSKA.

Costings

Project costings are for the simplified design has been agreed with a cost of £120,000 which includes a contingency of £10,000 and £10,000 already spent on the design work.

Finance

Funding will come from a number of sources as follows:

Cambridge County Council contribution -  £50,000

Parish Council:   
                            -         the PC is intending to get a loan of £40,000 and this could be from Cambridge County Council or the Public Works Loan Board.
                                       the PC has to get permission to have a loan from the Department of Communities and Local Government and an application has been submitted.
                                       applications for the loan itself, from Cambs CC and PWLB, have been prepared and one will be submitted as soon as loan approval has been received.
                                                                  
                            -         up to £30,000 from the PC's financial reserves, including £7000 from the one off increase on precept for 2018/19, leaving remaining reserves in                                                     compliance with the PC's reserve policy. 

                             -         grants from three bodies have been applied for, with two already unsuccessful, leaving a possible total of £10,000
                
                            -          an application has just been submitted to HDC for a contribution from the CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy).

Timescale

The approval to get a loan is expected in July, the loan in mid August and commencement of construction mid September with completion by end October.
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