Plans for a £30 million bypass around Ely have won the backing of the district council.
The one-mile road will run to the south of the city and aims to solve bottlenecks caused by the level crossing at the train station.
However, the scheme has been criticised by English Heritage and the Campaign to Protect Rural England which say views of the cathedral could be harmed.
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Coastal wintry showers will continue in the Anglia region but elsewhere it will be a dry night with clear spells and a widespread frost.
Six people including a woman and three young children were hurt in a crash near a rugby club in Houghton Regis
Widespread frost tonight. Coastal wintry showers, drier elsewhere. Cold.