Previous Saints Trails Updates


Previous updates for the Saints Trails will be displayed on this page. The most up to date information and project background will be found on the main Saints Trails page

June 2022

The Council has confirmed that a contractor will be appointed to design and construct a new bridge at Chiverton. The new bridge is due to open in late 2023. It will accommodate pedestrians, cyclists and equestrian users

Chiverton Bridge

Progress on the design and construction of the rest of the scheme can be summarised below.

Location Design Construction
Perranporth to Cocks Village Detailed design being finalised Due to start in Summer 2022
Cocks Village to Goonhavern Detailed design complete Construction in progress (until Autumn 2022)
St Agnes to Sevenmilestone Detailed design complete Construction in progress (until Winter 2022)
Sevenmilestone to Chiverton Detailed Design in progress Due to start in Summer 2022
Crossing of A30 Due to start July 2022 Due to start July 2023
Chiverton to West Langarth Surveys of A390 are almost complete. Concept design to commence shortly Due to start in Autumn 2022 but dependent on survey findings

Cocks & Goonhavern

Section of completed trail between Cocks Village and Goonhavern

Cocks Viaduct

New in-fill panels on Cocks Viaduct

Completed Surface

Completed surfacing on a section of the trail between St Agnes and Sevenmilestone

St Agnes to Sevenmilestone

Further trail construction between St Agnes and Sevenmilestone

Update 10 May 2022

Progress on the design and construction remains positive

LocationSevenmilestone to ChivertonCrossing of A30Chiverton to West Langarth

Design Construction

Perranporth to Cocks Village

Detailed design being finalised. Public inquiry took place on 05/04/22 and order was confirmed.

Due to start in Summer 2022 (dependent on land deals/CPO)

Cocks Village to Goonhavern

Detailed design complete

Construction in progress (until Autumn 2022)

St Agnes to Sevenmilestone

Detailed design complete

Construction in progress (until Winter 2022)

Concept design complete and Detailed design about to start

Due to start in Summer 2022

Currently out for tender for design and build of bridge. This will inform a decision on whether the bridge is taken forward. Construction needs to be complete by December 2023.

To be confirmed upon receipt of tenders

Surveys of A390 currently in progress to inform concept design.

Due to start in Autumn 2022 but dependent on survey findings

 

Trail Construction Cocks Village To Goonhavern

Trail Construction Cocks Village To Goonhavern

Trail Construction St Agnes

Trail Construction St Agnes

Piling For Rose Reen Bridge

Piling For Reen Rose Bridge

Reen Rose Fabrication

Reen Rose Bridge Fabrication

Planning consent for the Perranporth - Newquay route was approved.

The Secretary of State decided that an Environmental Impact Assessment was not required. Negotiations continue with landowners on land sale.

Recommendation for approval of planning consent on the Perranporth - Newquay route received.

Goonhavern park works are complete. Planning application for St
Agnes-Chiverton was determined on 13th October. Perranporth - Newquay application has been submitted. It is due for determination on 5th November.

Construction has continued in Goonhavern. This should be complete by early October. 

The St Agnes to Threemilestone planning application determination is due late September. Perranporth to Newquay determination will be early October. Landowner negotiations are progressing with further meetings scheduled.

Planning submission for the trail between Station Road, Perranporth and the A392, Newquay has been submitted. Archaeological constraint plans for Perranporth to Newquay have been created. Possibility of an inward route into Newquay is being explored

The next phase of the Saints Trails is due to start on 1 September in Goonhavern.

Phase one completed in July.  It has created a length of multi user trail alongside Perranwell Road. The next phase will extend the trail from the Bridge Road playing area car park, across the playing field towards Halt Road. Works will to take up to 5 weeks. Resurfacing will also take place in the car park

Negotiations with landowners on the St Agnes route continue. An online community engagement event with stakeholders has taken place too. A funding bid has been submitted to support construction on the St Agnes route.

Works at Goonhavern are almost complete. Signage, white lining and traffic light set up will be the final tasks. Validation for planning submission will take place by the end of July.

Documentation for St Newlyn East to Carland Cross is being reviewed. The A39 construction package on the Trispen to Idless route is complete.

The delivery of the core scheme will now finish in March 2022. This is due to ongoing negotiations with Highways England. The St Agnes to Threemilestone section of the scheme will begin later this year. External funding is currently being sought for further cycle infrastructure. This funding is to link up:

  • Threemilestone
  • Treliske Hospital
  • and Truro city centre

The Coronoavirus outbreak caused the works at Goonhavern to stop. Cormac are due to recommence by the end of the month. Approximately 90% of the works were complete by the time of lockdown. There is still a small amount of work to complete in Goonhavern. Surfacing, signage installation and a new path in the park are still to complete.

Planning submission for sections of the Perranporth to Newquay will take place. This will occur in late June. Residents can comment on the planning application for Goonvrea Road to Chiverton. This is part of the St Agnes to Threemilestone route.

Construction has commenced on the Perranporth - Newquay route with current works taking place in Goonhavern.

Throughout August 2019 many public exhibitions took place on the latest current proposals. The project team answered many detailed questions from members of the public.  

Exhibition dates

Date Venue
Wednesday 7 August Goonhavern Community Centre, TR4 9NW
Friday 9 August St Agnes Miners and Mechanics Institute, Vicarage Road, TR5 0TL
Tuesday 13 August Concho Lounge, Bank Street, Newquay, TR7 1AY
Wednesday 14 August Perranporth Rugby Club, Budnic Hill, TR6 0DB
Monday 19 August Hawkins Arms, Zelah, TR4 9HU
Tuesday 20 August St Newlyn East Village Hall, Neeham Road, TR8 5LE
Wednesday 21 August St Erme Community Hall, Castle Fields, TR4 9BD


The exhibitions showed how the Council and CORMAC will construct the individual paths. 

Highways England is improving the lives of communities either side of the A30 to the north of Truro by providing funding for a range of:

  • cycling
  • heritage and
  • wildlife projects

£17m will be invested from their Cycling, Safety and Integration Designated Fund.  This will be put towards high-quality off-road walking and cycling schemes. The cycling schemes will be delivered by Cornwall Council who will add in a further £2m. The Scheme Launch was held at the Knowledge Spa at the RCH Treliske.  There were over 60 attendees from:

  • Cornwall Council
  • Parish Councils
  • Cycling groups
  • Environmental organisations

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