Survey: Dualling of the A30

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Business Cornwall has joined forces with Bishop Fleming to get your views on the proposed dualling of the A30.

Cornwall, and every business in the Duchy, is dependent on the peninsula’s main road artery – the A30 – for tourists and for industry.

Cornwall Council has stepped in to finance the dualling of the A30 bottle-neck at Temple but the Duchy’s economy demands that this crucial arterial road is dual-carriageway to the industrial heartland of Camborne, Pool, and Redruth.

According to Robert Bailey, Director of Tax for the Truro office of Bishop Fleming, the UK’s fastest growing accountancy firm: “While Temple is the most urgent of the A30 bottlenecks, since it effectively clogs the whole of Cornwall, we need equally urgent attention to the Carland Cross/Chiverton stretch.

“This will require central government funding, being far above the capabilities of a single council and separates the Camborne/Pool/Redruth and Falmouth industrial heartlands of Cornwall from the motorway network, along with the tourist areas of Falmouth, Penzance, Penwith, Helston and The Lizard.

“While the support from Europe has been welcome, a large part of this has been spent on job-related initiatives that amount to subsidies. The fear is that, when the subsidies end, so will the jobs. A greater need is to improve the County’s infrastructure, to improve the environment for job creation and removing the need for long term subsidies.” said Bailey.

To give your views, complete the survey here:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/a30