Cornwall news Fact-checking claims that the A30 project might not have permission UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - Protesters claim there's no planning permission for a new A30 between Carland Cross and Chiverton Cross, only a dualling of the existing road

Cornwall news Fact-checking claims that the A30 project might not have permission UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - Protesters claim there's no planning permission for a new A30 between Carland Cross and Chiverton Cross, only a dualling of the existing road

Cornwall news  Fact-checking claims that the A30 project might not have permission UK news
13 May 2021 - 05:16

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Protesters have been taking to social media in the last few weeks to oppose Highways England's plans to dual the A30 between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross. The project, which aims to remove one of the counties' last major bottlenecks, has been in the pipeline for years. Construction is currently ongoing. Protesters have recently claimed that the work is to create a new "expressway" but was "originally sold to people in Cornwall as a dualling". A group, called These Fields Have Names, previously said: “In 2021, Cornwall Council begun construction work on a new expressway. It was originally sold to people in Cornwall as a dualling. The expressway is a NEW ROAD, and NOT a ‘dualling'. “The expressway is a major new road scheme in addition to the existing stretch of A30. It will destroy a wide swathe of countryside, divide rural communities. It is completely incompatible with Cornwall Council’s declaration of Climate Emergency.” You can stay up to date on the top news and events near you with CornwallLive’s FREE newsletters – enter your email address at the top of the page. In April, Extinction Rebellion in Cornwall wrote on its Facebook page: "In 2021, Cornwall Council begun construction work on a new expressway. "It is planned to run between Carland Cross and Chiverton. It was originally sold to people in Cornwall as a dualling. The expressway is a NEW ROAD, and NOT a ‘dualling'. "The expressway is a major new road scheme in addition to the existing stretch of A30.

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." Another Facebook user added: "From my understanding this is completely against what was granted under planning too. Which was to widen the existing A30, not create a new expressway." What were the plans before they were given approval? Consultation for the project started years ago, before a planning application was submitted. The plans were for an entirely new road built between the two busy roundabouts, with the old road being retained and downgraded to a local route. The preferred route was decided in July 2017, but the plan below, which was shared in the West Briton in 2016, shows that the dual A30 was going to be a new stretch of road. Plans for new A30 between Carland Cross and Chiverton Cross shared in 2016 (Image: Cornwall Live) CornwallLive reported back in 2017: "The controversial plans aim to get rid of one of Cornwall's last bottlenecks by building a new road costing an estimated £280 million. "Now, four months later, Highways England has revealed a proposed timeline for the new road which shows that it could be opened to motorists by the winter of 2022." What do the A30 plans include? an 8.7 mile, high quality 70mph dual carriageway, connecting to the existing A30 dual carriageway at either end replacement of Chiverton Cross roundabout with a new, two-level motorway style roundabout a new, two-level partial junction at Chybucca, with west-facing slip roads connecting to the new dual carriageway replacement of the existing roundabout at Carland Cross with a two-level motorway style junction new bridges and accesses across the new road and the old road retention of the existing A30 for local traffic. Does Highways England have planning permission for the works? Yes. The application was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration by Highways England in August 2018 and accepted for examination the following month. Following an examination during which the public, statutory consultees and interested parties were given the opportunity to give evidence to the Examining Authority, a recommendation was made to the Secretary of State in November last year. In February 2020, the scheme was given development consent by the Secretary of State for the Department of Transport. The Planning Inspectorate’s Chief Executive, Sarah Richards said at the time: "Local people, the local authority and other interested parties were able to participate in a six-month long examination. "The Examining Authority listened and gave full consideration to local views before making their recommendation.” More news from Cornwall: Dawn French sells her Fowey mansion but is staying in Cornwall Falmouth University 'more concerned with its reputation than safety' student says

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