Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Ely’s £49 million long-awaited bypass has officially opened - and although it was £13m over budget Mayor James Palmer says “it was worth every penny”.

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James Palmer
Sunday, October 28, 2018

A costs award against East Cambridgeshire District Council has been made by the Planning Inspectorate after he upheld an appeal for 77 homes to be built at Sutton.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Thursday, October 25, 2018

An investigation by the Ely Standard reveals how expediency triumphed over caution in the race to get the city’s bypass built and that speed could have influenced the massive £13 million overspend.

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James Palmer
Thursday, October 11, 2018

It might have been £13 million over budget and 20 years in the pipeline, but Ely Southern Bypass is on track to open on Wednesday October 31 - and work to build a walkway runs until late November.

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Ian Bates
Thursday, October 4, 2018

The county’s most senior local government officers – together with the chief constable and the chief fire officer – sent an email critical of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to its chief executive just days before he handed in his resignation.

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Chris Strickland
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Two Cambridgeshire council leaders today call for Mayor James Palmer to come clean over the rapid – and surprise – departure of the £150,000 year chief executive of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

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James Palmer
Monday, September 10, 2018

Back by popular demand, East Cambs Careers & Skills Fair is returning to Ely Cathedral on October 9.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Chief executive John Hill has been seconded from East Cambridgeshire District Council to help fill a sudden vacancy at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority,

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James Palmer
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

East Cambs councillors fear not enough thought has gone into the impact for road and rail travellers from Ely and Soham by developers planning the first 4,500 homes for Waterbeach new town.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Monday, August 27, 2018

Rotarians, scouts and the promise of a squad of 50 volunteer stewards will run this year’s Ely fireworks display on Cherry Hill – and the Ely Standard has agreed to be its print media partner.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Permission has been given to re-instate 10 bricked up windows in Tower Court, Ely that was built 180 years as workhouse, converted to a hospital in 1948 before becoming private housing in 1999.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority announced tonight they are looking into a “potential data protection breach” over the leaking of the appointment of a county councillor to a £100,000 director’s role.

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James Palmer
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A rural campaign group has objected to the 500 homes proposed by East Cambridgeshire District Council at Kennett claiming they will “completely change the character of the community”.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Monday, August 6, 2018

Highways England and Network Rail are among holding objections to East Cambridgeshire Council owned Palace Green Homes that wants to create a new garden village at Kennett with 500 homes, a care home for the elderly, a business park and shops.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Sunday, August 5, 2018

Ambitious plans to create a restaurant at an East Cambridgeshire marina have been approved by the district council.

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Bill Hunt
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A community arts group has been awarded a grant of more than £80,000 to transform a derelict mill in Soham into a cultural hub.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The framework for how up to £40 million of loan funding will be used to support an innovative way of delivering affordable housing in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has taken a step forward.

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James Palmer
Thursday, June 14, 2018

A group of travellers persuaded by police and council officials to move from Ely – twice in 24 hours – tonight arrived in Littleport.

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Cambridgeshire Police
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Refurbishment of historic Spencer Mill, Soham, to become a community arts centre for Viva could become a reality if funding is found and planning consent is given.

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Charles Roberts
Monday, June 4, 2018

Around 100 houses will be built on a field in Fordham following a successful appeal by Gladman Developments against East Cambridgeshire District Council’s refusal of planning permission.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Monday, May 28, 2018

Two GP surgeries, an arts centre, a museum and a recreation ground have passed a critical stage in getting a share of £1.3m from East Cambridgeshire District Council.

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Bill Hunt
Friday, May 25, 2018

Former councillor Andrew Wright has been made an honorary alderman of East Cambridgeshire District Council to recognise his long service and “outstanding achievement”.

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Charles Roberts
Friday, May 18, 2018

Police in Ely maintained their zero policy on begging by reporting a man in the city centre.

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Phil Priestley
Monday, May 14, 2018

A purge to clean up the mess left by fly-tippers has uncovered what East Cambridgeshire District Council is calling their “biggest and most shocking” find to date.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Friday, May 11, 2018

It may not be quite of the standard purists anticipated and some facilities first envisaged got ditched along the way.

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Charles Roberts
Thursday, April 19, 2018

An office block close the centre of Ely – that houses local MP Lucy Frazer – could be turned into 23 one and two bedroom flats.

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Lucy Frazer
Friday, March 30, 2018

Mayor James Palmer believes the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority’s agreement of a £6.5 million loan to deliver 54 homes at Haddenham is a winning formula.

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James Palmer
Thursday, March 29, 2018

A bid to demolish a 200 year-old former care home and replace it with nine luxury flats is before East Cambridgeshire District Council.

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Bill Hunt
Friday, March 23, 2018

A multi-million pound business selling crickets, locusts, worms, snakes and tortoises has moved near Mepal and will be creating up to 50 jobs, it has been confirmed.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A campaign group is set to ask the Secretary of State to intervene in a long-running saga against plans to extend a factory on farmland in Littleport.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council

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