Royston Could Go Greener!

6th December 2021 posted in BUYERS TENANTS

Royston is set to benefit from new travel plans that focus on cutting congestion times and creating a greener and healthier public transport system. These plans have been announced by The Greater Cambridge Partnership and there is hope that they could be up and running by 2023.

Another change that might arise is drivers being charged a fee to use their car in town and city centres. This has initially been listed for Cambridge city centre, but if successful, it could be replicated. The money generated from these fees would be used to support bus, cycling and walking schemes in the local area.

The report makes serious points and raises concerns

There are concerns that car journeys in the Greater Cambridge area could increase significantly by 2031, with a figure of 26,000 cited as the increase. The Making Connections report also highlights how 100 people living in or close to the city die prematurely every year, with a link to air pollution.

There are many reasons to switch to a greener outlook on life, and it is positive bold plans are in place for the local area.

The Making Connections report reads: "Greater Cambridge has one of the highest levels of employment in the country, with new jobs offering more people the opportunity to get on in life. But poor public transport and increasing traffic jams make journeys to work longer and harder. Cambridge's success has led to increased housing costs, which means more people who work in the city are travelling further. This disproportionately affects those on lower incomes, especially essential workers. We will connect our towns and villages with new, faster and more frequent bus services so more people can get to the opportunities the area has to offer.”

The new bus corridor for Royston could lead to a bus service every 10 minutes heading to Cambridge, travelling via the biomedical campus. There is also hope that a new travel hub will be created at Foxton Railway Station.

Other services which could be introduced include:

·       Barley being connected to the main network thanks to an hourly service to Hauxton and Great Shelford

·       An hourly service linking Guilden Morden and Royston, offering a dependable rural service – this service will be timed to connect with the main 10-minute routes

·       An hourly connecting service between Melbourn and Sawston

The consultation closes at midday on Monday 20 December 2021, and anyone interested in completing the survey can do so at this web address:

https://consultcambs.uk.engagementhq.com/making-connections-2021/survey_tools/survey

2022 can be a greener year

These plans sound positive, and if everyone plays their part, next year might be a more environmentally friendly year. At Country Properties, we are fully committed to offering you the best standard of service, and we are also committed to supporting local communities, such as the one we adore in Royston.

For every instruction we receive in the New Year, we promise to plant trees.

There are many reasons why it is a great idea to plant trees in town and city areas, including:

1.       A mature and leafy tree has the ability to provide enough oxygen for ten people

2.       Trees are vital in capturing and storing carbon and carbon dioxide

3.       Trees collect a lot of air pollution and toxins

4.       Trees provide shade, and play a key role in cooling down towns

5.       Studies indicate trees help people feel more relaxed and at ease

These are just a handful of the reasons we are committed to planting trees in and around Royston because we care about the local community.

In line with Government guidelines, our Royston branch is open and is staffed with sales and lettings personnel.  If you have any queries or need advice on property sales and lettings then please call 01763 245121 or email royston@country-properties.co.uk