St Austell Bay Resilient Regeneration (StARR) Project

The St Austell Bay Resilient Regeneration (STARR) project aims to reduce flood risk to communities living and working in the St Austell Bay area, particularly in Par and St Blazey. The proposed scheme will bring additional benefits to the area by encouraging investment and making St Austell Bay a better place to work, live and play. 

To progress the development of StARR we are working in partnership with:

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  • Cornwall Development Company
  • The Environment Agency
  • South West Water
  • The University of Exeter and
  • Westcountry Rivers Trust.

A community information event was held at St Blazey Football Club on 28th and 29th June.

Thank you to all who were able to attend and share information with us.

Copies of the information displayed at the event will be available to view on this website shortly.

Details of the scheme are available on the STARR Project Plan infographic


You can find out more about the works to be undertaken on the STARR Project Visualisation 

For further information please watch the short film below or email

View a transcript of this film.

The Environment Agency will be undertaking survey works to support the design of potential flood alleviation works within the Par and St Blazey area. In order to gather further information to inform the design process, they will be undertaking topographical and tree surveys throughout December.

The tree surveys will review the proposed areas of works to identify and ultimately reduce the impact any works may have upon established trees.

The topographical survey will record relevant ground levels, cross sections of the watercourses and bank levels.

In July 2018 DEFRA announced £10.8m of deprivation funding for the StARR project. Read the press release to find out more.

Applications for £7.8m from the European Regional Development Fund and £13m from DEFRA’s Flood Defence Grant in Aid have been submitted.

If funding is secured there will be further opportunities for local people to be involved in more detailed proposals before the scheme is implemented.

Find out more about the European Regional Development Fund