Wisbech letters confirm funding for next steps

An exchange of letters has confirmed that the next step for delivering the railway line between March and Wisbech is secure. Eric Pickles (Local Government Minister) wrote to Greg Clark (Universities, Science and Cities)¬†expressing support for the project. Greg Clark’s response confirmed that the money would be made available this year if the draft business case (GRIP 2) due in June confirms that the BCR is greater than 1.5. The local MP has advised that the BCR is expected to be between 1.9 and 3.7.

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