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Compulsory Purchase Order and Side Road Order Public Consultation

On this page, you will find details of the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) and Side Roads Order (SRO) associated with the St Austell to A30 Link Road.

Under the provisions of the Highways Act 1980, Cornwall Council has made:

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  • The Cornwall Council (St Austell to A30 Link Road) (Classified Road) (Side Roads) Order 2020 ("SRO"); and
  • The Cornwall Council (St Austell to A30 Link Road) Compulsory Purchase Order 2020 ("CPO") (the SRO and the CPO together being the "Orders")

Cornwall Council is about to submit the Orders to the Secretary of State for confirmation. If confirmed:

(a) The CPO will authorise Cornwall Council to purchase compulsorily the land and the new rights over the land described in the key documents listed below.  This is for the purposes of enabling the construction of:

  • 3.85 miles (6.2km) of new single carriageway with 4.3 miles (6.92km) of off-road cycle paths and bridleways
  • a further mile (1.61km) of new footpath in the County of Cornwall

It will be a vital strategic link to bring opportunities to the area including:

  • Improving economic growth by upgrading links to St Austell from the rest of the United Kingdom
  • Making it easier to get to Cornwall's growing employment sites

The Department for Communities and Local Government has produced a series of five booklets. These explain how the compulsory purchase system works. 

(b) The SRO will enable Cornwall Council to;

  • Improve, raise, lower, divert or otherwise alter highways
  • Stop up highways
  • Stop up private means of access 
  • Provide new private means of access to premises required as a consequence of the construction of the St Austell to A30 Link Road

You can find more detailed guidance on the process

 A Side Road Order will allow Cornwall Council to improve and alter roads local to the scheme. More information on the SRO process and what a Side Road Order allows for can be found in the Highways Act. The highways act can also be found below:

Further details of the scheme can be found on the St Austell to A30 link page.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the process of public consultation for the Orders has been refined, as follows.

You can view all relevant documents associated with the consultation below:

There is also the opportunity to review hard copies. You can do this at the location below from 28 September Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. Excluding Bank and Public Holidays.

Office 2
Commercial Centre
Victoria Offices
Station Approach
PL26 8LG

To access the hard copies of the CPO and SRO documents, you must make an appointment via the contact details below:


In the event you object to any of the Orders, please submit the objection in writing to:

Secretary of State for Transport
National Transport Casework Team
Tyneside House
Skinnerburn Road
Newcastle Business Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 7AR 

Or email:

Any objection should state the title of the order, the grounds of objection and the objector's address and interests in the land.

  • Any objection in respect of the SRO should be made by 27 November 2020.
  • Any objection in respect of the CPO should be made by 6 November 2020.

If you believe the acquisition of land required for the scheme may affect you, please contact the Delivery Team at: