Anthony Browne MP report 05.03.21

South Cambridgeshire strides ahead

The pandemic remains at the forefront of everyone’s mind, but I’m pleased that we’re now charting the course away from the difficulties of the last year.  The vaccination programme continues apace in South Cambridgeshire, thanks to the enormous efforts of our NHS staff and volunteers. We now have the government’s roadmap to help schools, businesses, and families to plan for the future.

Scroll down to find out what I’ve been focusing on over the last month, including:

  • Making the case for an upgraded Girton Interchange.
  • Pushing Thakeham to drop their proposed 25,000 home scheme. 
  • Holding meetings with ministers and campaign groups to push for a full consultation on a northern route for East-West Rail.
  • Bringing together industry leaders to promote negative carbon emissions standards.
  • Campaigning for South Cambridgeshire to be classed as water-stressed to help save our chalk streams. 
Latest News
Campaign updates

East-West Rail

Having met with the Rail Minister, I am supporting the local case for a full and open consultation process on a Northern Route option.
Find out more here

Life Science

My inaugural South Cambridgeshire Life Sciences Forum allowed local life science businesses direct access to top Government policy makers.
Find out more here

Thakeham Proposals

Last week I met with the CEO of Thakeham and asked him to drop his proposals and to confirm there was no route to bypass the planning process.
Find out more here

Planning & Development

My South Cambridgeshire Development survey is now closed. I’m pleased to say we received almost 3,000 responses, and I want to thank everyone who wrote in. 
More on next steps here
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Friday 12 March – Fully booked
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“This is a Budget for rescue, a Budget for recovery and a Budget for repair. As a Budget for rescue, it is absolutely right that the Chancellor has continued support for people and businesses until the pandemic is well and truly over. His actions have saved 1.8 million jobs, probably more than any other Chancellor in history”

This is all a good combination of support, prudence, and growth, and I fully support it.
Anthony in the media


Budget preview (Channel 4 News) 
Post Budget interview (Cambridge 105)
Post Budget interview (Talk Radio)
Post Budget interview (BBC Radio Cambridgeshire)
Cambridge’s Girton Interchange could be upgraded to reduce congestion at rush hour
South Cambs MP urges residents to respond to consultation on water usage and droughts

Tory backbenchers to push for ambitious net-zero policy ahead of COP26
East of England: 420,000 new homes needed in next decade, figures show

UK urged to use presidency of G7 and COP26 to help ‘green global finance’
Developers of new town with 25,000 homes were in “advanced discussions” with Homes England


A proportional property tax would be a disaster (Spectator) 
Why the UK’s fall in GDP is not the worst of the G7, but in the middle (Conservative Home)
We are trailblazers in curbing emissions – whatever the green lobby says! (Times Red Box)
The EU is stepping up its raid on the City of London (Spectator)
The Budget could be an awkward moment for fiscal conservatives (Spectator)
Why the Chancellor is right to increase Corporation Tax (Conservative Home)

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