Saints Trails Project


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The Routes

The project aims to create new trails to enable safe journeys for commuters, families and visitors. The trails will provide approximately 13km of off-road and on-road trails. This will be across public and private land. This involves many landowners and working within strict ecological parameters.

Map of the route

Latest News

The new multi use bridge that links Goonhavern towards Cocks village. It has been installed across the C0175.

Cocks Bridge

Progress on the design and construction of the rest of the scheme can be summarised below.

Location Design Construction
Perranporth to Cocks Village Detailed design being finalised Due to start in Summer 2022
Cocks Village to Goonhavern Detailed design complete Construction in progress (until Autumn 2022)
St Agnes to Sevenmilestone Detailed design complete Construction in progress (until Winter 2022)
Sevenmilestone to Chiverton Detailed Design in progress Due to start in Summer 2022
Crossing of A30 Design in progress Due to start
July 2023
Chiverton to West Langarth Concept design in progress Due to start in Spring 2023 but dependent on survey findings

Cocks Viaduct A

Bridge installation over the C0175 connecting Goonhavern and Cocks Village

Cocks Bridge B

View of the Saints Trails towards Cocks Village from the newly installed bridge.

St Agnes to Sevenmilestone

Newly constructed surface between St Agnes and Sevenmilestone

Route plans and design

The route plans and design route for each trail are below. Some of these files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. If you require a document in an accessible format please email saintstrails@cornwall.gov.uk.

Perranporth to Goonhavern

St Agnes to Threemilestone

The project is funded as follows –

  • Perranporth to Goonhavern Trail - Entire route funded by National Highways and Cornwall Council
  • St Agnes to West Langarth Trail - St Agnes to Sevenmilestone, Chiverton Bridge and Chiverton Bridge to West Langarth sections are funded by ERDF.
  • The Sevenmilestone to Chiverton Bridge - National Highways.
  • West Langarth to Threemilestone section will be delivered by adjacent Northern Access Road scheme

The funding is split as follows:

  • The National Highways funding is £11.9M
  • The ERDF funding is £5.158M plus Local Transport Plan funding of £1.289M
  • The Cornwall Council funding is £2M

The St Agnes to Threemilestone Saints Trail project is receiving up to £5,158,456 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

This is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. 

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is the Managing Authority for the ERDF.

Established by the EU, the ERDF helps local areas stimulate their economic development. They invest in projects which will support businesses and create jobs.

England 2014-2020 European Structural & Investment Fund

Programme

Timeline

  • February 2019 to August 2019
    • Preliminary design and public consultation
  • February 2019 to December 2022
    • Land negotiations and acquisition
  • November 2019 
    • National Highways funding agreement signed
  • November 2019 to June 2022 
    • Design development
  • January 2020 to June 2020
    • National Highways construction Phase 1
  • July 2020 to September 2021
    • Stamp Duty Holiday
  • March 2020 to April 2021
    • Pandemic National Lockdowns 1 to 3
  • March 2021
  • April 2021 to May 2021
    • CPO (AT) notices published
  • August 2021 to September 2021 
    • CPO (PN) notices published
  • September 2021 to December 2023
    • Construction Phase 2 
    • Construction Phase 3 (Chiverton Bridge construction)

View the Timeline as a PDF

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