June 13, 2024

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Residents asked for views on revised plans for Camborne transport and public space projects

Image shows a high street with a person crossing the road and shops lining either side

Camborne residents are being asked for their views on revised proposals to improve public spaces and the way people travel around the town centre. 

The Camborne Renew project has been amended to reflect the views of those who took part in a public consultation last year.

Changes based on resident feedback include: 

  • more seating and plant greenery in the town centre; 
  • additional zebra crossings will be installed on Trelowarren Street and Commercial Street ; 
  • 125 spaces within close proximity of the high street will offer free parking for up to an hour. This includes parking bays at the top of Trelowarren Street;
  • secure cycle parking in the town.   

Earlier proposals for altering the flow of traffic along Trelowarren Street will no longer take place. 

The consultation runs online until 23:59pm on Wednesday 17 April and hard copy versions of the questionnaire will need to be returned by Wednesday 24 April. 

View the Camborne Renew proposals and take part in the consultation

Residents can also view the proposals and complete the questionnaire at Camborne Library.

Meanwhile, feedback on proposals for the Camborne LifeCycle project have been positive, with plans to enhance the cycling and walking trail between Roskear Road and Boilerworks Road welcomed by the community. Work is underway on producing the final designs for these proposals. 

The Camborne Renew project forms part of the Camborne Town Deal programme, which secured £23.7 million from the Government’s Town Deal fund in 2021.  

John Cosgrove, vice chair of Camborne Town Deal Board, said:

“These proposals – and the wider Town Deal vision – are about making Camborne a better place for residents, businesses and visitors. We all want our town to thrive. 

“We have listened to the feedback from the consultation and removed many of the aspects people were concerned about, as well as include elements which will enhance the look and feel of the town.” 

Louis Gardner, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for economy, said:

“Funding from the Town Deal represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to regenerate Camborne and provide a catalyst for making improvements that will benefit residents for years to come. We have always said that the local community must be at the heart of the decision-making process, and the changes made to the Camborne Renew project are a prime example of this.”  

More than 500 residents, businesses and visitors took part in the 2023 consultation. The survey results showed that most people supported the idea of making the town centre more attractive and accessible, but had some concerns about traffic flow and parking availability. 

Worth £3.6bn, the Town Deal is part of the Government’s Levelling Up ambition to help regenerate towns across the country. The Camborne Town Deal programme consists of eleven capital projects that will deliver various benefits for Camborne, such as creating new jobs, supporting local businesses, enhancing cultural heritage, improving health and wellbeing, and increasing sustainability. 

Find out more about Camborne Town Deal

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