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South-east Cornwall regeneration gets £4m

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Published by Sarah Yeoman at 3:01pm 27th March 2019. (Updated at 9:01am 28th March 2019)

Four million pounds is going to be spent on regenerating south east Cornwall.

Bosses say locals and businesses in Torpoint, Liskeard, Saltash, Looe and across the whole area are set to benefit.

The co-ordinated regeneration programme for the area was supported at Cornwall Council's Cabinet meeting.

The money will be spent on a range of projects, from cycling and walking trails to flood defences and doing up old buildings.

"This investment is really good news for residents and businesses across South East Cornwall and it will bring long lasting benefits to the area.

"It has been a real collaborative effort where local Cornwall councillors, town councillors and organisations like the Looe Harbour Commissioners have come together to work for the good of South East Cornwall.

"It demonstrates how everyone has a part to play in improving infrastructure and facilities for their local communities".

Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for planning and economy Bob Egerton

What will the money be spent on?

  • £1.1m for progressing the design work and business case for a series of cycling and walking trails in South East Cornwall to improve connectivity, support more active life-styles and encourage more tourism
  • £2.3m towards a flood protection and economic regeneration scheme for Looe which will see Cornwall Council working with the community on designs which will form the basis of bids for further funding
  • £300,000 on further work to enable the regeneration of the Liskeard Old Cattle Market Site where the local community recently took part in a 'charrette' to decide for themselves their vision for the site
  • £250,000 for Kerdroya, a Culture and heritage led skills development project that celebrates 60 years of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Beauty, that will have a significant economic impact, including creating over 70 jobs. It will support locally trained workers to keep alive the skills to build traditional Cornish hedges and develop capacity in the industry so that Cornish hedging can be a part of other infrastructure schemes coming forward across Cornwall. It will also support the tourism industry in the area.
  • £50,000 to progress a Tamar River Links project to create improved maritime links focussed on the Tamar River for Saltash, Torpoint and the Rame Peninsula.
  • Working with the Town Council, this scheme links into a wider town centre and waterside regeneration project in Torpoint to include the old library site and the Torpoint Police Station building which Cornwall Council has already agreed to buy for £495,000.

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