Decision details

A605 Whittlesey Access Phase 2 - Stanground Access - DEC19/CMDN/63

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Commercial Strategy and Investments

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet Member authorised the issue of a work package to undertake improvement works on the A605 Stanground east junction. The total value of the package will be £5m of which £2.8m has been awarded to the Council from the Department for Transport (DfT), via the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, and £2.2m has been allocated as part of the Council’s MTFS.


Spend to date is £428k, below is a breakdown of spend to date and future forecast:












Actual YTD













The following governance processes have been undertaken:


·         Contract exemption report awarded to BT up to the value of £4119 signed off on 20 June 2018

·         Contract exemption report awarded to Cadent up to the value of £22172 signed off on 26 March 2018

·         Contract exemption report awarded to Vodafone up to the value of £4000 signed off on 20 June 2018

·         Contract exemption report awarded to Virgin Media up to the value of £20,407 signed off on 20 June 2018


Reasons for the decision:

Improvements are required to the junction of the A605 Whittlesey Road with the B1095 Milk and Water Drove. This junction is located on the eastern edge of Peterborough close to the border with Cambridgeshire. The need for the improvements has come about due to the high volumes of traffic travelling eastward out of Peterborough in the PM Peak. Eastbound traffic turning right from the A605 onto the B1095 blocks traffic heading towards Whittlesey and beyond. This subsequently causes long queues on the B1092 through Stanground and also on the A605 Stanground Bypass. The improvements will be designed to allow traffic to turn right without blocking the straight ahead movement. This will alleviate the congestion currently occurring.


The scheme is in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority’s Interim Local Transport Plan and its emerging draft Local Transport Plan.


Alternative options considered:

Not to deliver a programme of works: Successful delivery of the proposed programme of works will provide significant benefits to the residents of Peterborough and the wider travelling public, resulting in improvements to; journey times, accessibility and the environment. These benefits will be lost if the programme is not delivered


Agree an alternative works programme: The A605 Stanground east junction improvement programme of works put forward has been assessed to ensure it meets the objectives and provides value for money.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

              Appendix A: Equality Impact Assessment

              Appendix B: Carbon Impact Assessment

Publication date: 12/12/2019

Date of decision: 12/12/2019

Effective from: 18/12/2019

Accompanying Documents: