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Traffic "chaos" fears over 43 new homes plan in Camborne

By WBJLock  |  Posted: December 05, 2013

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PLANS to build 43 new homes in Camborne have been met with opposition from local residents who claim it will cause traffic chaos.

Devon and Cornwall Housing (DCH) plan to build 32 affordable and 11 open market homes on land next to Trecarrack Road in the town.

But local residents oppose the plans saying traffic around the road is already an issue and police have already been called about parking spates.

Writing on Cornwall Council’s planning webpage to lodge an objection Amelia Pascoe said: “We strongly object to the proposed planning on the land adjacent to Trecarrack Road, mainly due to the huge traffic and parking problems it will cause.

“The police have been involved recently over parking issues.

“There is now only just enough room for residents to park, if an extra 43 houses were to be built this would cause major problems.

“Trecarrack Road is only a small road, the increased amount of traffic would create both noise and chaos; not just with parking but also access up and down the road.”

Meanwhile Zach Penna said: “Trecarrack road struggles with the traffic and parking already. To the point of police have been involved and I have a case number.

“The local infrastructure struggles already and now another 43 houses on top the old holmans site.”

And Molly Sowden added: “Having lived in Trecarrack Road for over 35 years and seen the amount of traffic steadily increasing year by year - now is the time to call a halt to the amount of lorries, delivery vans and private transport using our road.”

According to plans, houses with up to five bedrooms will be built as affordable housing. The 11 open market dwellings will have two bedrooms.

A design and access statement submitted by Trewin Design Architects on behalf of DCH says the scheme has been designed to “avoid where possible impact on existing neighbours” with the separation distance between facing windows at 20 metre or more.

The statement also suggests parking provision is well in excess of Government guidelines.

This item will be discussed at the West Sub-Area Planning Committee on Monday December 16 at the Guildhall in Penzance from 2.00pm.

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  • Truro_England  |  December 06 2013, 12:13PM

    The biggest challenge is finding people who want to live in Camborne ! It's twin town Beirut, is more appealing.

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  • Spankmymonkey  |  December 05 2013, 9:27PM

    Wonder what people will think off the 286 houses and shop going to be built in tuckingmill, next to speedy tool hire, in the old factory? Little bit of congestion there no doubt!

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  • Ameliapascoe  |  December 05 2013, 7:57PM

    The link road won't make a difference to Trecarrack Road, these new houses will just add to congestion problems!

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  • SWBADCOCK  |  December 05 2013, 6:13PM

    When the new link road is open it will help with traffic congestion i hope

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  • break  |  December 05 2013, 4:26PM

    I thought that 'affordable' in Camborne would be really cheap houses considering how poor the area is,but how can 5 bedroom houses be affordable?And don't expect CC to listen to any concerns,they're more bothered about meeting governmnet targets,while they ignore the duties that their jobs.Still good to see that the majority of homes are affordable,whatever that means.

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