Friday 12 Mar 2004

COMMUINITY LIAISON GROUP TOURS WHITEMOOR SITE

Region & Route:
South East
Anglia
Eastern
Southern
On Thursday 11 March Network Rail hosted the second community liaison group meeting.  Attendees were given a comprehensive tour of the site followed by the main meeting. Equipped with stout footwear and warm clothing the group was shown the progress of the earth bunds, new sidings, internal road structure, water tower and site buildings. Cllr Yeulett said:  “The group was impressed by the amount of work that has been done on site in such a short time.  Residents expressed some concern about the height of the bunds and Cambridgeshire County Council will be measuring the bund height as part of the planning application.  The residents’ forum is playing a part in the development of the site and has already proved its worth as the issue of contractors delivering goods too early, raised at the last meeting, has been dealt with.” Peter Heubeck, Network Rail Project Director said:  “We had a good meeting last night. A number of issues about work on site were raised but we have been able to deal with them quickly and efficiently.  We are still on target for the site to be operational in early April and Network Rail is excited about bringing the railway back home to March.” Issues raised by the residents included site security following vandalism at the site entrance, height of the bunds and fencing.

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