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Park and Ride Approvals

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 3:55pm 8th March 2012. (Updated at 5:40pm 8th March 2012)

Plans for a massive park and ride at St Erth get the go ahead.

The council wants to put in 750 spaces and a public transport hub for west Cornwall.

Some locals are worried it is too big and will cause traffic gridlock.


But the head of transport Graham Hicks said:

 

“The West Cornwall Transport Interchange is a key part of the Local Transport Plan: Connecting Cornwall and will enable us to relieve the local road network of both commuter and visitor traffic all year round.
 
“The rail network in Cornwall has untapped capacity which can help us towards taking people out of their cars and reducing the growth of traffic on our roads. I hope that this new transport interchange will encourage people to investigate the local area and be a trigger for further local investment.
 
“The interchange will improve the connectivity between different transport modes and enable car free days out for visitors whilst enabling commuters and businesses to use car free travel for part of their journeys. This will help reduce congestion on the A30 through the villages of Rose-an-Grouse, Canon’s Town, Cockwells, and Crowlas.”

 

It comes as plans for new homes, a food park and another park and ride in Truro move a step closer.

Officials have backed the development off the A39 at Newquay Road.

It will now go to the Secretary of State

Mark Kaczmarek, the Council's lead on housing said:

"Members of the Strategic Planning Committee have done a very good job in scrutinising this important application and I am pleased that they have approved this scheme.  The 34 affordable homes are an important step forward in addressing the need to provide affordable housing in Truro for the people on the Homechoice Register.  There were more than 1,200 applicants for the 16 affordable homes recently built in Tresillian which shows the level of housing need in this area."






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