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New Camborne, Pool and Redruth link road helps to create 6,000 jobs

By WBKatri  |  Posted: November 26, 2012

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A MULTI-million pound scheme to create a new road linking Camborne, Pool and Redruth has been given the final go-ahead today.

The Department for Transport has authorised Cornwall Council to construct the east-west link road to run from Wilson Way to Dolcoath Road.

It will see improvements made to Dudnance Lane in Pool and is expected to create 6,000 new jobs.

The council has also been authorised to use Compulsory Purchase Order needed to build the road.

Camborne, Redruth and Hayle MP George Eustice said: "This final go-ahead  is fantastic news for the Camborne, Redruth area and will unlock the potential for thousands of jobs and new businesses to be created in the coming decade."

A public inquiry took place at the Penventon Park Hotel, Redruth, in June.

It is hoped construction of the new road could begin as early as next spring, subject to any legal challenges, and completed by the end of 2014.

Cornwall Councillor for Camborne Central, Jon Stoneman said: "I have always been in favour of it. I think it will improve the area, create jobs and some housing and it will also act as a relief road for Tuckingmill and make that a nicer area to live.

"I know there is some opposition but sometimes we need to look at the bigger picture. Most of it is on brown field sites."

Councillor Bert Biscoe, Cornwall Council portfolio holder for Transportation and Highways, added: "After a number of false starts I'm glad we can now get on with this job.

"Camborne and Redruth will have a much better chance to build the future they each desire when this project is achieved.

"We can then breathe new life into one of the historic industrial powerhouses of the local economy that has suffered such dramatic decline since the collapse of the mining industry."

The road has been described by some local councillors as a "rat run" used by people travelling between Camborne and Redruth.

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  • jimjams2011  |  January 17 2013, 11:54PM

    I agree with Bombhead entirely. What a waste of space and opportunity Heartlands is. What cornwall is crying out for is a big shopping mall,with cinema complex and food outlet stores! If we had it so it opened late into the evening so that everyone in cornwall with a job could shop in the evening then it would do amazingly well.

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  • arblast  |  November 27 2012, 7:28PM

    If it brings jobs it must be a good thing.

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  • eu_blues  |  November 27 2012, 7:05PM

    The highways agency has a holding order on all development in Camborne - Redruth until this road is constructed. Cknocker Holding the development of Camborne/Redruth to ransom, what a surprise. We've already got enough roads in the area, we don't need anymore. At least the council has its usual justification to construct another road, 6,000 new jobs. I suspect given time the new road will become just as congested as all the other roads around Camborne/Redruth, then the council will be coming up with even more multi-million pound road schemes to eliviate the same problem. A neverending story. . .

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  • Cknocker  |  November 27 2012, 2:48PM

    EU Blues, you don't seem to get it. The highways agency has a holding order on all development in Camborne - Redruth until this road is constructed - meaning that no large developments can get planning permission. The East Hill works three years ago led to the holding order being lifted, but two years later it was placed back again as the limited extra capacity created had been used up. In short No road- No development.

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  • eu_blues  |  November 27 2012, 2:07PM

    A MULTI-million pound scheme to create a new road linking Camborne, Pool and Redruth has been given the final go-ahead today. Austerity hit Britain, and the council is splashing out on a multi-million pound road plan, if you can call it that. It will see improvements made to Dudnance Lane in Pool and is expected to create 6,000 new jobs. You mean part-time, low paid jobs more like. Another massive waste of cash. I would of thought that this money would of been better spent on the area of Camborne/Redruth, not on another road network. Insanity!

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  • bombheads12  |  November 27 2012, 12:14PM

    What is going on in the Planning department of Cornwall council? someone has already ballsed up the oportunity of development of Redruth/ Camborne in its "ideal" position by sighting a Play park instead "Heartlands". What a wasted opportunity for a decent shopping mall,with cinema complex and food outlet stores or even for that matter a shopping outlet place like in Street or Cheshire or Talke but no a play park would be better, think of the jobs that could have been created! And now someone wants to put in new roads! for what benefit?? surely as stated before Temple could have been sorted some people say only 6 weeks of the year? if Temple was sorted then visitors wouldnt be put off coming to cornwall. And Even roads to the A30 would be better served by widening like the Redruth/ Helston road for example or Camborne/helston and yes Redruth/ Falmouth yet again someone must be getting a back pocket full of cash for Redruth/Camborne watch out you will get found out.....

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  • bissoeboy  |  November 27 2012, 11:24AM

    What about the Falmouth to Truro road. Every time there is a crash or a bit of rain the main route is closed. There must some major economic benefits to improving this link and connecting it to the A30?

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  • cheekyman_jr  |  November 27 2012, 11:07AM

    @ Brian6666 - It's because the A30 is a Highways Agency road and funded as such. The east-west link or whatever it's now going under the name of, is European and Cornwall Council money (I believe).

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  • Cknocker  |  November 27 2012, 6:56AM

    Th issue is the A30 is only a problem 6 weeks of the year, not 52 and is not a complete block to development in the largest conurbation in Cornwall. The highways agency are refusing the go ahead of any development in Camborne Redruth until this work is done. Although I agree the A30 is a priority - so is this.

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  • Cknocker  |  November 27 2012, 6:55AM

    Th issue is the A30 is only a problem 6 weeks of the year, not 52 and is not a complete block to development in the largest conurbation in Cornwall. The highways agency are refusing the go ahead of any development in Camborne Redruth until this work is done. Although I agree the A30 is a priority - so is this.

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