Trewennack Improvement Public Consultation
Posted: 13/01/2007 14:04:32
Trewennack Improvement Public Consultation and Exhibition
Trewennack Chapel Hall
Tuesday 23rd January 2007, 2.00pm to 7.30pm
Representatives from Cornwall County Council will be in attendance
Cornwall County Council is inviting comment on proposals to modify a section of road through Trewennack on the A394 Penryn to Helston road near Helston.
The scheme proposes a number of key changes to the existing road layout and members of the public will be able to view the proposals at an exhibition on Tuesday 23 January between 2pm and 7.30pm at the Trewennack Chapel Hall.
The A394 is one of the county's strategic routes and part of the Primary Route Network. The road through Trewennack, which carries about 10,500 vehicles a day, is a particularly difficult unimproved section of the route along which collisions continue to occur.
If after consultation the proposals are approved, the scheme will be considered for inclusion in Cornwall's next Local Transport Plan (2011 to 2016).
A leaflet outlining the draft proposals to improve the road has been produced by County Highways. Members of the public are being invited o attend the exhibition in Trewennack Chapel Hall where they will be able to view the proposals in more detail and discuss them with the project team. All comments will be welcome whether people have been able to visit the exhibition or not. The team says it aims to develop a scheme which is both acceptable to local people and affordable.
Local County Councillor Paul Phillips [LIB DEM] said "I am pleased for the residents of Trewennack and surrounding districts that at last we are able to make some progress on relieving the constant flow of heavy traffic through their village." Paul added "I will be at the consultation day and will be available for any resident to discuss the proposals."
The proposed scheme includes:
* A new single carriageway road from Tremenheere House to the Helston side of the severe bend, easing the bends and taking the traffic further from the village.
* A 'T' junction, with a right turn lane protected by hatched areas, and a spur road to give access to Trewennack and the road to Gweek.
* A visibility splay at the junction with the road to Crasken.
* A new foot/cycleway through the Trelill section to link with the existing route to Helston.
* Along the length where the new road is proposed, the old road would be used for access to properties and for cyclists, giving a continuous foot/cycleway throughout the length of the improvement.
*Bus laybys on both sides of the new road, with bus shelters and a refuge to help pedestrians cross.
* Existing speed limits will be reviewed but it is likely that some speed restrictions would remain on the Helston side of the Trewennack junction.
Cornwall County Councils Executive Member for Strategic Planning and Transport Matt McTaggart [LIB DEM] said "Public consultation provides a valuable opportunity for people to give their views and opinions and I would encourage as many people as possible to respond to make the consultation process as wide ranging as possible.
"The overall cost of the scheme is estimated at £2.7 million at today's prices. If the consultation indicates approval, a more detailed environmental investigation would be carried out before a planning application is made although funding is unlikely before 2011 as the scheme is not listed in the current Local Transport Plan 2006 – 2011."
Plans of the proposed scheme may be viewed at the County Council offices at Western Group Centre, Radnor Road, Scorrier, near Redruth. Anyone wanting more information about the proposed scheme may contact Cornwall County Council Highways on 01872 222000 or by emailing [email protected]
The County Council will have an on-line facility for reviewing and responding to this consultation. This can be accessed from 23rd January by visiting: www.cornwall.gov.uk/roadschemes.
Cornwall County Council requires feedback on the proposed Trewennack scheme by 12th February 2007 with any comments of support, suggestions for improvement or objections, giving the reasons why these are made. Responses will be considered before determining whether the scheme will proceed as proposed, subject to funding becoming available.
Please quote reference R2847 on all correspondence.
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