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BFARe Issues Formal Response to the EWR 2021 Consultation

BFARe is a community-based voluntary organisation comprising a group of nine Parish Councils along the Route E corridor between Bedford and the East Coast Mainline (ECML), together with Ward members from Bedford Borough Council; CPRE Bedfordshire; and many concerned residents.

BFARe members have devoted considerable time and energy into investigating EWRCo’s proposals, based on their own local knowledge, experience and technical and professional expertise.

BFARe fervently believes there is a much better solution for an East West Rail route in Bedfordshire than Route E, which uniquely chooses a route through a congested urban centre and then across very challenging terrain.

Our solution better meets the requirements of all stakeholders including EWRCo and Bedford Borough Council, and also the Government’s wider growth agenda for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.

Our Letter is Here:

and our Full Response:

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