Local Cornwall Councillors support proposal for a new Puffin Crossing in Penzance

Local Cornwall Councillors are supporting a proposal, now out for comment (until 22 February 2019), to build a new puffin crossing at Chyandour Brook, to benefit residents and visitors to Penzance.

Cornwall Councillors Simon Elliott, member for Ludgvan, and Mario Fonk, member for Gulval and Heamoor, are supporting the plans which will see the existing Chyandour Square refuge crossing replaced with a signalised crossing.

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Cllr Simon Elliott said: “Parents from Long Rock have contacted me in the past concerned about the safety of their children walking into town and to school along this busy road. This crossing will help not only walkers from Long Rock safely access town (and through Chyandour Square on towards Gulval) but also surfers crossing to the Three Tunnels. It has my full support.”

Cllr Mario Fonk "I'm very pleased about this crossing.  It will make crossing this busy road a lot safer. This is a good example of local councillors working together to benefit the people that they represent."

Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council Cabinet portfolio holder for Transport said: “This is a great example of Cornwall Council listening to local concerns and then working with local members to deliver what the local community require.”

The scheme will be funded by developer contributions that are specifically for pedestrian improvements.

Details are available online. The proposals are also available at Penzance Library and Information Service, St John's Hall, Alverton St, Penzance TR18 2QW and at CORMAC, Reception, Radnor Road, Scorrier, TR16 5EH.  Further information can be obtained by telephoning 01872 326740.

Any comments of support, objections or other representations, specifying the grounds on which they are made, must be sent in writing to the Scorrier address no later than 22 February 2019.


Story posted 04 February 2019