Housing and health among key topics due for discussion at Cabinet meeting

Investment in housing, the creation of new cycle paths, and investment in schools are just some of the plans up for discussion when Cornwall Council’s cabinet committee meets next week.

One of the major 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 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.

The CORSERV Group of Companies four year business plan will also be discussed by the cabinet. 

The plan sets out ambitious proposals for creating a sustainable future for the business, which includes Cormac, Cornwall Housing, Cornwall Airport Newquay and the Cornwall Development Company. 

Also on the agenda are the latest steps in the South East Cornwall Regeneration Programme, which looks at an investment of £6.4m in a new Liskeard to Looe cycle trail, and an update on the Housing Development Programme, which extend the council’s ambitious housebuilding plans across Cornwall.  

Other items due for discussion are the integrated risk management plan from the Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service, and 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 meeting will take place in the Trelawny Room at New County Hall on Wednesday, 27 March, starting at 10am.

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

Posted 20 March 2019