Investment in housing and schools, and regeneration plans for South East Cornwall on the agenda for full Council

Investment in housing, the creation of new cycle paths, and investment in schools are just some of the plans up for discussion at next week’s full council meeting at New County Hall.

One of the issues to be discussed will be new additions to the council’s Capital Programme of investments.

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The projects include the creation of a multi-use coastal trail at Penzance, which will include a new public bike hire scheme, and investment in the roads and sewerage scheme required at the new West Carclaze Garden Village near St Austell.

Funds are also being set aside for the construction of new pedestrian bridges at Launceston, and for investment into essential repairs at schools across Cornwall.

Also on the agenda are the latest steps in the South East Cornwall Regeneration Programme, which requests £2.4 million to deliver cycling and walking routes as part of a larger £6.4m investment in the area

Members will also discuss the Housing Development Programme, which extends the council’s housebuilding plans across Cornwall. 

Other items for discussion include proposals to relocate the Cornwall Community Equipment Loan Store from Bodmin to new premises on the Victoria Business Park at Roche.

Council leader Adam Paynter said:  “This agenda reflects our key priorities for Cornwall, focussing on building a sustainable economic future, while creating more homes and jobs for our residents.

“We are also looking at creating new cycle trails to improve health and increase access to our beautiful countryside, and improvements to the transport network, and improvements and modernisation to our schools.”

“It shows our continuing determination to focus on those matters which will make a real difference to the lives of our residents.”

The Chairman will also consider motions asking that the Council supports moves to improve the provision of National Health Service dental treatment, and that the Council produces an update to its Beach Management Strategy to tackle issues around marine litter, such as nets, and to install recycling stations at Cornwall Council managed beaches.

The meeting will take place in Council Chamber at New County Hall on Tuesday 16 April, starting at 10.30am.

The meeting is open to members of the public, and can also be watched via webcast.

 

Story posted 08 April 2019