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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.

Partnership working

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

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

The project is receiving up to £7.8m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  Additional funding is being provided by a variety of sources including DEFRA Growth funds, Flood Defence Grant in Aid, South West Water and Cornwall Council.

Welcome to the StARR project newsletter - a great way to keep up to date with the StARR project every month.

A community information event was held at St Blazey Football Club in June.  Thank you to all who were able to attend and share information with us.  Copies of the information displayed at the event can be viewed below.  These are outline designs and are still subject to change as part of the design process.

Find out more on the Environment Agency's Citizen Space StARR page.

Details of the scheme are available on the StARR Project infographic. Please note that the Sandy River catchment is no longer part of this project; this infographic is currently being updated. 


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