A30 scheme moves closer


North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson has welcomed the announcement that Cornwall Council’s application to dual the A30 at Temple has been accepted for examination.


The Government announced yesterday (September 10) that the Planning Inspectorate, on behalf of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has let the application go forward.

Rogerson has campaigned for years to get the stretch of road upgraded, and worked with the local A30 Action Group and Cornwall Council in order to secure funding from the Coalition Government so that the long-awaited project could go ahead if it is granted planning permission.

In August, Cornwall Council’s cabinet gave its backing to the £60 million project.

Rogerson said: “I am glad that the Planning Inspectorate has allowed the application to go forward to the next stage, so that people can have their say on the plans.

“Only last Saturday I was stuck in tailbacks approaching Temple whilst travelling from my office in Launceston to Penryn, which meant I missed the opening of the Cornish Gorsedh ceremony that I was due to attend.

“The sooner this stretch of road is upgraded to dual carriageway, the sooner local people, businesses, visitors and the Cornish economy will enjoy the benefits.”

People will be able to comment on the scheme, which would see the 2.8 miles of single carriageway between Temple and Higher Carblake upgraded to dual carriageway. More information is available on the Planning Inspectorate’s A30 project website.

Alternatively people can stay up to date by following @A30improvement on Twitter.