CPR road scheme boost

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A scheme to plan major new roads and open up access to businesses in Camborne, Pool and Redruth has been approved for more than £5 million of Convergence investment.

The CPR Transport Infrastructure Strategy will provide planning, design work and a series of studies required to support the major road construction scheme. It also includes a second package of work to construct an access road at Trevenson Park South to open up land for commercial use.

It is estimated that once the statutory procedures have been completed, the road scheme itself will cost £45 million and will be part funded by the Department for Transport (DfT), Cornwall Council and private developers.

Carolyn Rule, economic portfolio holder at Cornwall Council which is the project leader, said: “The economic transformation of Camborne, Pool and Redruth will take many forms. Helping people move around – from their homes to work, from business to business, and to visit friends and family is part of this. This Convergence investment is a vital part of unlocking the massive economic potential of CPR.”

The project is part of a larger regeneration initiative within the CPR area, which is to secure the creation of 6,000 new jobs and the development of 6,000 homes.

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