Councillors are set to make a decision on the location for the new St Neots Northern foot and cycle bridge next week.

The new foot and Cycle Bridge over the Great Ouse in the north of St Neots would link up key destinations on the east and west side, including local schools, the railway station, shops and leisure facilities.

The proposals released today deliver a detailed breakdown of the four bridge options alongside the findings from the public consultation held in the summer. The six week consultation gathered people’s views on the options they preferred - through public drop-in events as well as stalls held on Armed Forces Day and the St Neots Regatta.

Over 1,070 people responded to the consultation, with options one and two coming out with the most responses.

The report will be presented to councillors at the Economy & Environment Committee at Shire Hall, Cambridge, on Thursday 7 December from 10am – 1pm.

Depending on which option is chosen the £2-4.5 million Bridge could be completed in early 2021.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of Economy and Environment Committee, Councillor Ian Bates said, “I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to send in their views during the consultation.

“We want to strengthen the connections within St Neots and make it easier for the local community to get around and access the town through walking and cycling. We have been out in advance of the meeting to look at all four locations and will be closely looking at the results of the report before making a decision at the committee next week.”

Economy and Environment Committee papers for 7 December are ready to view online here. 

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