Plans for £17m cycling paths go on show

Residents of Newquay and St Columb can hear more about a £17m project for a series of new cycle paths around the A30 next week.

The next meeting of the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel is on April 4 at 7pm at St Mawgan Community Hall.

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Doug Boden, Cornwall Council’s Transport Principal Officer, will be attending to give a presentation about the Cycling Safety and Integration Highways England Designated Funds.

Highways England has given Cornwall Council £17m in funding for 30km of new cycle routes and a cycle bridge over the A30 at Chiverton.

When the A30 is dualled the old road will be detrunked and a further 12km of cycle path will be put in place.

ARUP, the design consultants for HE, has now produced a series of high level designs for the cycle routes and Cornwall Council will now lead on the delivery.

This is a chance for panel members to be to be updated on the project to date and view some of the initial plans.  

During the meeting there will also be an opportunity for local residents to ask questions and hear updates from parish, town and Cornwall councillors on local matters.

St Mawgan and Colan Councillor and Chairman of the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel, John Fitter, said: “Everyone is invited to attend the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel and learn more about our work on local issues. You’ll also have the opportunity to find out about the cycle paths plans. Come along, find out more and meet your parish, town and Cornwall councillor.”

The Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel meets bi-monthly to discuss matters that affect the local area and to progress these by working in partnership with Cornwall Council and its partners including town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, and the police and health services.

Some of the areas that community networks focus on include anti-social behaviour, economic development, the environment, community planning, regeneration, conservation, community safety, transport and highway issues.

The Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel includes all seven Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the five Towns or Parish parishes in the community network: Colan Parish Council, Mawgan-in-Pydar Parish Council, Newquay Town Council, St Columb Major Town Council and St Wenn Parish Council.

More information about the Community Network Panels and dates for future meetings can be found on the Cornwall Council Community Networks webpage.