Ely: Bypass Plans Put On Hold

Campaigners are welcoming a decision to postpone plans for the Ely Southern by-pass.

The County Council was due to consider the proposal this month but that is now on hold following new advice from the government on the importance of heritage assets.

It relates to the consideration of a wind farm in Northamptonshire which the National Trust was opposing.

The County Council told Heart: "The Local Planning Authority has taken a decision in light of a recent court case to defer the determination of the planning application to ensure the planning committee makes an informed decision on the planning proposal."

Cambridgeshire's Campaign to Protect Rural England is optimistic about the delay. Chair, Michael Monk told us:  "We do not underestimate the need for a solution to the current traffic problems, which will only get worse over time as the City grows.  However, we remain convinced that a better alternative must be found even if it is more expensive."

The County Council has yet to decide when it will next consider the application.

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