17:08 Thursday 22nd November 2012
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CHRIS MANN: One of the big concerns, and you’ll know this as an ex-Cambridge man yourself, one of the big concerns here of course is getting around the problems with the motorway system, and the A14 and so on. Might some of this money go to the A14? Or is that something separate?
NICK CLEGG: It’s something separate, but we’ve already said, back in November of last year, so exactly a year ago, that we will make a commitment now to increase capacity on the A14. And you’re right. Without that increased capacity on the A14, only a small number of houses in Northstowe could be built. So the two things very much go hand in hand. And it’s certainly a point that Julian Huppert has been making to me for a long period of time, which is that when you plan for new homes and new construction in an area as beautiful as Cambridge and the outlying areas, north Cambridge, you’ve got to do so in a way which is properly supported by adequate transport infrastructure. And that’s exactly what we’ve sought to do with our support for the A14 expansion.