A campaign group has successfully raised enough funds to pursue a judicial review against East West Rail should a route through Bassingbourn or neighbouring villages be approved.
Five route options for the central section of the East West Rail scheme, which is proposed to run from Oxford to Cambridge, have been published.
Of the five routes, four link to the existing station at Sandy. Three routes connect with Bassingbourn to the south-west of Cambridge, with the remaining two linking to Cambourne.
Concerns have been raised about the scheme’s environmental impact, with routes passing close to the RSPB The Lodge in Sandy, the National Trust’s Wimpole Hall, listed buildings and scheduled monuments.