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Residents invited to have their say on preferred route for A39 Atlantic Highway scheme

Cornwall Council is holding events in Camelford and Delabole later this month for residents to have their say on proposals for the preferred route of the A39 Atlantic Highway.

The proposals aim to tackle congestion and improve air quality, as well as ‘unblock’ the A39 as the main route from north Cornwall to north Devon and provide a catalyst for improving Camelford town centre and the local economy. 

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Events will take place on:

  • Friday 24 January – 12 noon to 8pm, Main Hall, Camelford Hall, Clease Road PL32 9QX
  • Saturday 25 January – 10am to 2pm, Main Hall, Camelford Hall, Clease Road PL32 9QX
  • Tuesday 4 February – 12 noon to 8pm, St John’s Church, Delabole PL33 9AA

Originally planned for December 2019, the consultation events had to be postponed during the general election period.

Can't make it to one of the events? You can  have your say on the preferred route for the A39 Atlantic Highway scheme online.  

The needs of cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders along and across the new road in addition to improvements to the environment within the town have all been considered as part of the design of the preferred route, which also supports development plans as set out in the Camelford Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Cabinet portfolio holder for transport Geoff Brown said: “Your views on our proposals will help influence the final design and we want as many people as possible to join us at these events. We are committed to doing all we can to support the wishes of local residents who have been asking for these improvements at Camelford for many years, which is why we are contributing £6.5m to put us in the strongest position to support a bid for Department for Transport funding.” 

Depending on funding being agreed, work on the proposed £42.5 million scheme could start at the end of 2021 and be open in 2023.