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WATCH: Planning granted for new St Austell to A30 link road

WATCH: Planning granted for new St Austell to A30 link road

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:00pm 4th April 2019. (Updated at 1:59pm 4th April 2019)

A new video has been released showing the route of the planned St Austell to A30 link road.

Officials say a major milestone has been reached as planning permission has now been granted.

The stretch will be just under four miles long and the Council says it will better link communities in and around St Austell to the rest of Cornwall and the UK.

The new road will link the A391 at Carluddon with the A30 at Victoria, supporting employment, housing and regeneration in the area.

The Government has said it's prepared to contribute £79m to the scheme after a strong funding bid from Cornwall Council to the Department for Transport.

The remaining £6m of funding for the new road is coming from Cornwall Council.

Take a look at the new route below...

St Austell to A30 Link Road from Cornwall Council on Vimeo.

"The new road will boost business, inward investment and job growth as well as improving access to Cornwall Airport Newquay.

We've worked with local communities and businesses on the detailed proposals for the new route to get feedback on this vital scheme which will boost economic growth in the mid Cornwall corridor between Newquay and St Austell."

Cornwall Council's Cabinet portfolio holder for transport, Geoff Brown

The new road will run from the Singlerose Roundabout south of Stenalees, bypassing to the west of Roche to link to the A30 via the Victoria junction.

Additional measures to improve the environment and reduce traffic speeds for residents through Roche, Bugle, Stenalees and along the B3274 Bodmin Road, will also form part of the project.

"This is great news for the communities I represent in Bugle and Stenalees.

"The community improvements will come at the end of the build of the road so we have to be patient a bit longer to see those benefits.

"It will be worth the wait as they will make a great difference to the people who live along the main road as it is at the moment."

Cornwall Council member for Bugle Sally-Anne Saunders

The next stage is to appoint a contractor to design and build the road and then submit a final business case to Department for Transport for release of the funding.

"In time, traffic and big lorries will be gone from the villages and that is a promise we can make to our residents.

"This road will give people back their village."

Cornwall Council member for Roche John Wood

Construction could start in spring 2020, with the new road opening in early 2022.

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