A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross Scheme

Representations received regarding A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross Scheme

The list below includes all those who registered to put their case on A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross Scheme and their relevant representations.

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Members of the Public/Businesses
Mrs Diane Nankivell
"I live in Silverwell which is near Chiverton and I am interested in the Newquay road from the roundabout and the edge of Silverwell as this is my daily commute route to work. "
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Tom Probst
"I live 1.5 miles from the A30 and am a commuter travelling up and down the A30 daily. This carriageway extension is the final part of ensuring road links to West Cornwall are suitable for the current populous, industry and tourism. This project is welcomed thoroughly. I'm utterly incensed by the cavalier decision to only provide a partial West only junction at Chybucca. 1: The additional cost in the grand scheme of the project is negligible. 2: The traffic travelling to and from and the East at Chybucca is significant; Perranporth and East of St Agnes, North Truro and Shortlanesend would be negatively affected by a partial junction lengthening journey times, pollution and funnelling traffic load over local roads to Chiverton. I urge the Planning Inspectorate to review this part of the project and compel Highways England not to repeat the error made with a partial junction at Scorrier. I fear that Highways England have not heard concerns - or if they have, have not satisfactorily answered either way their decision not to include a full junction at Chybucca."
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David Mewton
"As a joint land owner of Nancarrow Farm in Marazanvose I wish to formally object to the road going through the center of Marazanvose village, completely distroying the village. Please explain why the road cannot go north of the village? This would completely negate the need to knock down a perfectly good 3 bed detached house and destroying the village. With 2 roads (one being the new 4 lane road) going very close to the properties in Marazanvose, it will make these properties worthless and probably impossible to live in due to noise and vibration. PLEASE THINK AGAIN. "
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Daniel Robins
"I support the addition of a direct cycle ridge from Starbucks to Truro side of chiverton. It makes no sense to send bikes further along and then under what will become a grotty and unsafe underpass."
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Judith Lawrence
"The importance of encouraging more cycling by having a safe cycling infrastructure for environmental and health reasons."
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Thomas Roberson
"A huge 70 m long underpass, just 4 m wide and with a minimum guaranteed height of just 2.7 m, this is not acceptable!! It’s not direct, it will create an intimidating environment and it won’t encourage more people to cycle. I reject this inferior underpass and call for a cycle bridge to be included in the main scheme."
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Barrie Phypers
"Congested roads - need to get more cycling Chiverton roundabout is very dangerous on a bike. Too many people do not take enough exercise - public health problem More safe cycle routes needed to support cycles and rising potential for e bikes. A bridge at the Starbucks site, guaranteed in the main scheme, to link with the Designated Funds cycle paths. this is needed."
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Dr Barnaby Scrace
"I am a Doctor who lives in St Agnes and commutes to Treliske hospital via the A30 at Chiverton Cross. It is extremely dangerous to cross and I often make a 5 mile detour to avoid it. Whilst I welcome any attempt to bypass the new road I wish to make it clear that the underpass has significant failings. It will be dark and intimidating to use at night. I have just cycled to work at 2000 and it was very dark. I would not want to cycle on my own through a long tunnel. I also anticipate that should a full cycle path be created as planned by Cornwall Council from St Agnes to Truro then children would be able to use this to cycle from St Agnes to Cornwall college and Richard Lander school. For the same reasons a tunnel would be a scary proposition to these children. I would like to see a bridge for cyclists and pedestrians to go over the new A30 at the Starbucks site."
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Helen Mitchell
"The underpass is not a good enough solution Build a bridge, as suggested by the Truro Cycling Campaign"
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Keith Mitchell
"A lot of people travel from the direction of St Agnes to the institutions on the A390, which already include Truro College, Richard Lander School and Royal Cornwall Hospital. Further venues will be added in the next few years, including Cornwall Stadium. The number minded to cycle will increase with the popularisation of electric cycles, increase to the already choked traffic, expensive parking and expected increases in the cost of fuel. The current roundabout is very dangerous and there are many more ready-to-cycle than currently do. A bridge directly on the route from St Agnes seems a no-brainer. The proposed underpass involves almost a mile of extra cycling, and will invite attacks on cyclists trapped therein. Please BUILD A BRIDGE"
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Yvonne Hacon
"Hi-I am a cyclist & very keen on a bridge to make negotiating the Chiverton Roundabout safe to cycle over-I am not happy for an underpass to be used as this may become a really scary area to negotiate. A safer route to Truro would certainly encourage me to cycle more frequently & will do the same to others"
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Zoe Mitchell
"The traffic on the A390 is terrible and is set to worsen Cycling should be encouraged for environmental and health reasons BUILD A BRIDGE between St Agnes and Truro The underpass proposal is inconvenient and frankly dangerous"
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Alex Durran
"The use f an underpass when commuting by bike at night and alone in the bad weather via an indirect course is not adequate. a bridge at chiverton cross is necessary."
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Ben Warrick
"The tunnel is a poor option for commuting from the N. Last to Truro.the route is used my many many cyclists everyday travelling to the hospital and Truro. A bridge on the direct cycle line is necessary to encourage cycle commuting and make safe and practical for all. "
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Chris Duckham
"As a cyclist that uses the road from St Agnes to Truro I wish to object to the proposal of an underpass and its planned location, a direct route crossing the A30 at the location of the old Chiverton round about would be best suited. The underpass will be unsuitable and dangerous during the hours of darkness and during the time of day when limited commuters are using it. I feel it will be a magnet for those that require shelter and street artists. A bridge which if built with a bit of thought could be a feature on the A30. Safer for cyclist, walks and hikers. "
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David Ashton-Cleary
"The walking/cycling/horseriding plan set out (a 75x4m tunnel, 600m East of Chiverton Cross) is not fit for purpose. It is too indirect a route to make cycling to work really viable. The greatest concern is the length and narrowness of the tunnel - I would certainly not find it a pleasant experience to cycle through and I suspect my wife would probably find it too intimidating to use, particularly in the darker winter evenings. A bridge at the site of the existing Chiverton Cross junction would solve all of these issues."
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Duncan Sim
"The proposed cycle tunnel to the East of Chiverton Cross is inadequate and possibly may deter some groups from using it for example women and children therefore it may be discriminatory. Also the height may be inadequate for use by horse riders. A bridge at Starbucks to the A390 is essential to promote safe cycling between the North Coast area and Truro This should be combined with improved cycle lanes and paths along the Teagle straight and in the A390 "
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Tom Sulkin
"The scheme should include a safe cycle route from St Agnes to Truro. This will encourage cycling resulting in community health benefits and reducing road congestion. The safe cycle route should include a cycle path from St Agnes to Chiverton Cross. At Chiverton Cross a bridge crossing is essential. A tunnel will be perceived as a potentially threatening crossing point discouraging lone and vulnerable cyclists. Other cyclists will choose to use the roundabout crossing instead, worsening congestion. The bridge crossing at Lanhydrock is an excellent example of what should be provided. The crossing should then link with a cycle path along the A390 into Truro. This will not only serve the North Coast villages, but also reduce car use from the new developments planned along the route and Three Milestone; particularly journeys to and from the hospital, Truro College and Richard Lander School."
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Ian Finlay
"I used to cycle to work via Chiverton Cross, however I stopped doing so when it became clear to me that Chiverton Cross roundabout was very dangerous. It has also resulted in my preventing my children cycling to school and College as the route at this point is very dangerous. If suitable cycle crossing were installed as part of the upgrades to the A30 at Chiverton Cross I would be keen to resume cycling to work each day. However, the proposal for an underpass is inadequate for the following reasons: 1. It poorly situated and too indirect; it would require a 1.2 km diversion from my route along the A3277 - A390. 2. The proposed underpass is too long and too narrow to be safely used by cyclists in either direction 3. I frequently travel in the early morning and evening i.e. in the dark. An isolated underpass would be intimidating to me, let alone an unaccompanied adult female or child. The proposal to seek funding for a cycle bridge at Chiverton Cross reveals that even the planners recognised the inadequacy of the underpass proposal. However, the proposal to seek Designated Funds for this bridge are unrealistic and would result in the bridge never being built. I am quite sure that the underpass proposal would be a barrier to hundreds of people who would like to cycle commute if a safe route were available. If Highways England are truly committed to promoting healthy commuting / cycling then these proposals must be rejected. Far from encouraging cycling this underpass would be a physical barrier to cycling along the A3277 - A30 route. A bridge at Chiverton Cross is the only acceptable and practicable solution. The argument that such a bridge would be inappropriate in this area due to its World Heritage Site status is nonsensical, a bridge would if anything improve the visual impact of this major road development."
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Dr Simon Robertson
"I am a regular cyclist form St Agnes to Truro on a daily basis weekdays along with a large number of healthcare professionals who have specifically chosen to live around St Agnes because of the cycle commute and healthy lifestyle that cycling brings. I work shifts that finish and start late, and are during the hours of darkness through the winter. Currently the crossing of Chiverton Cross roundabout is dangerous, and I know that many others would cycle commute if they were not scared of this crossing, and it were made safer. Consideration of a tunnel and of a bridge crossings must both be careful. A tunnel crossing should be deemed safe from a personal protection perspective eg from mugging. It should be well lit and ventilated, and adequately drained. A bridge crossing should be safe from a wind and rain perspective- wide enough to cope with being blown off course by passing vehicles and gusts of wind, with a barrier high enough that when a seated on a bike the barrier would prevent being blown over the barrier and onto the road. The surface should cope with the significant rainfall and allow passing of 2 cylces/ cycles and pedestrians. There is hope that the old A30 will provide a wonderful road for cycling and allowing the countryside along this route to be opened safely for a much more pleasurable experience than current cycle use."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Hannah Perkins
"Chiverton Cross roundabout provides a daily dose of terror even as a car driver using it to get to work at Treliske Hospital. An underpass would be inadequate to facilitate safe use of the cycle way - a bridge makes much more sense and would be well used by those commuting or going to Truro for work or leisure."
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M Peter D Crees
"With improvements to national cycle routes, cycle ways, and cycle lanes in Cornwall I took up cycling 18 months ago. I'm in my forties and was [redacted]. Cycling has helped me improve my health, diet, and psychological well-being by reducing stress. Cycling has led to to explore and learn so much by getting out and about in Cornwall's beautiful countryside. As a motorist from Helston I fully support the dualing of the A30 from Chiverton to Carland cross. However as a cyclist I am dismayed by the proposal to have cyclists use a long low and narrow tunnel via a 1.2km diversion to 'safely' cross the new road when travelling from Truro towards St. Agnes. To support the continued growth and prioritisation of cycling in this beautiful county I would like to support and recommend the inclusion of a direct cycle bridge crossing at Chiverton."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Maria Curtin
"I propose that we have a cycle bridge at Chiverton cross roundabout because: 1, It is direct and we don't have to go 600m along the road to Chybucca? to go to the bridge that is going to run under the dual carriageway. 2, I am a keen cyclist and feel that a direct route from Truro to St Agnes accessing the North coast would be much more favorable. I am campaigning for a wider cycle path to run from St Agnes into Truro and vice versa. 3,I am aware that there are cyclists who brave the elements and are interested in using less fossil fuels who commute from st Agnes to Truro daily and to have just a cycle underpass at Chybucca? is a round about route for them adding time to their journey. "
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Parminder Chaggar
"I am a Consultant Cardiologist who commutes daily by bicycle from my home in St Agnes to work at Royal Cornwall Hospital. My long working hours means my commute must be as short as possible so I am able to get to work in time to perform clinics and surgery whilst also balancing my home commitments, in particular childcare. The currently proposed cycle provision of a narrow tunnel 600m from the Chiverton junction is woefully unacceptable due to; 1. the significant additional distance and time the 1.2km detour would add to the vast number of people commuting from the St Agnes area to Truro and 2. the unacceptably small dimensions of the tunnel which will compromise cycling safety and leave no room to safely pass horse riders that may also use the crossing. If the currently proposed tunnel is the only crossing provided, this will force me and many other cyclists to have to commute by car into Truro. This is clearly against the needs of the area to promote as much as sustainable and congestion-avoiding transport means. Furthermore, being forced to use the car will increase pollution and be costly to commuters due to increased fuel and parking costs (e.g. an annual Consultant parking pass at the Hospital is £500). The only acceptable solution for a crossing that maintains cycling access between St Agnes and Truro is a bridge at the site of the current Chiverton junction."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Clare Round
"I understand that the current proposal for the cycle way across the A30 is for a narrow tunnel to be provided. As a woman who cycles on her own, I would have major reservations about my personal safety using this 70m long tunnel. It may well be completely safe, but I would never be 100% sure who could already be in the tunnel and I would choose not to use it. I am also confused about what cyclists are meant to do about lighting? Unless is it constantly lit (hardly ecological) then any cyclist planning on using the tunnel would need to ensure that they have lights on their bike and I'm aware lots of cyclists don't do this if they are going for a daytime rise, especially in the Summer months. A bridge would solve both of the above problems and seems to be the best solution as part of a cycleway between St Agnes and Truro."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Gareth Smith
"With the proposed A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross Scheme. It is essential that there are crossing places for cyclists. A 70 metre long tunnel is not going to attract people to cycling. And from speaking to my partner she would not feel safe cycling alone through a tunnel of that length. A cycle bridge at Chiverton to link with the proposed cycle route to Truro would be the correct way forward. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Justine Robertson
"I write to support the arguments made by Truro Cycling Campaign about the need for a properly-funded, appropriately-located cycle bridge to link St Agnes to Truro. I cycle from St Agnes to Treliske hospital for work, and intend to do so all year round. I believe this is important for my phsyical and mental health, even with the current dangers around cycle commuting on our busy roads, and sets an important environmental example for my children, and indeed for car drivers on the same route. I cycle alone, and as a woman I think the proposals for an underpass will definately put me off cycling as I will be very anxious about entering such a long underpass by myself, especially on dark winter mornings and evenings. I also feel that lengthening the cycle distance further by having to travel off the current route to the proposed tunnel site will be another deterrant. We have a national population obesity epidemic, and it is imperative that ALL planning applications prioritise healthy methods of travel above all others. No new roads should be built without integral good-quality, safe cycle routes, and at Chiverton cross we need a fully funded, low, accessible bridge which will encourage more of our population to cycle commute. St Agnes is a growing community, and we need cycle commuting to be seen as a first-choice way of getting around. Our transport planners need to prioritise cycle resources appropriately to encourage this. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Meme Wijesinghe
"I am a respiratory consultant at Treliske There is strong evidence to show that traffic pollution is linked to lung disease By providing a cycle friendly bridge across Chiverton Roundabout will promote cycling and lead to less people using cars as a means of transport. The volume of traffic in and out of the hospital is appalling and has increased significantly in the seven years I have been working at Treliske. Please help to decongest our roads by providing commuters better cycle access "
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Dan Williams
"I'm a hip and knee surgeon working at the Royal Cornwall and Duchy Hospitals and living in St Agnes, at the heart of the north coast community. I cycle to work 3-4 times per week all year round and continue to be surprised that more has not been done to ensure the north coast route into Truro has not been made more active / cycle friendly. The benefits of cycling are laid out in the WHO 'GLOBAL ACTION PLAN ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 2018-2030' where it is stated that "23% of adults and 81% of adolescents (aged 11–17 years) do not meet the WHO global recommendations on physical activity for health". Our duty is to promote active environments [redacted] I support a direct cycle crossing at Chiverton Cross. Dan Williams Co-founder @Trelisskparkrun Board member Cornwall Sport danhwilliams.com | @LifetimeHip"
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Dr Celia Julian
"In my view, an underpass would not be a suitable link between the B3277 St Agnes road and the A390 to Truro. It would be a potential safety threat in the evening or after dark and, like all underpasses, tend to be murky and damp. There are no houses close enough to make it feel safe when cycling alone, especially after dark. In the winter months, darkness comes early before the end of a working day A bridge would be light, visible to all and a much safer environment for any cyclist, with no sense of isolation or unknown threat. People need encouragement to cycle rather than use a car, as the roads and parking in the city of Truro are totally congested and likely to become more so as the number of new build houses increases. The road into Truro from St Agnes is always totally full during the rush hours of early morning and evening. Cycling will help to alleviate this and improve the quality of air, decreasing pollution. The current epidemic of obesity require everyone to increase their exercise and cycling is a pleasant, sociable way of doing this."
Members of the Public/Businesses
William Kevin Wilkinson
"In my experience having cycled extensively in the UK, Belgium & France an underpass as a solution for this crossing is less than satisfactory due in part to the following; 1. They become targets for graffiti & undesirables 2. Can feel less than inviting for young people & women on their own 3. Can result in fouling from dogs and horses amongst other animals, but due to a lack of natural rainfall can become smelly & unhygienic A well designed overpass/bridge on the other hand is open & safe, mostly self cleaning & can be placed on the direct route of the cycleway. In addition the experience of cycling on a well lite bridge is one of enjoyment rather than nervousness."
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William Stableforth
"Re. Tunnel under a30. The planned tunnel is a poor solution to safe bicycle access between Truro and the north coast. It appears to have been devised by a non cyclist/ non horse rider/ non walker. The planned tunnel is very long and intimidating, it’s not in the right place and is likely not to be well used as a result. The consequence is that walkers and cyclists are Likely to risk using the road. A bridge Is the way forward at Chiverton cross. Thanks"
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Eloise Clark
"I would like the bridge proposal at Star bucks to go ahead. I cycle to work from St. Agnes to Blackwater on a regular basis and would use further safe cycle routes into Truro should they be made available. I currently do not cycle to Truro as I feel the roads are too dangerous."
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Hugh
"Hi, we need a cycle bridge at Chiverton X for safe and easier access to Truro. The proposed underpass would NOT be adequate. We will only have one chance at this and is very important to get it right first time! Many more people would cycle from St Agnes and Mt Hawke if this was provided. Cycling is to be encouraged, not made more difficult Yours in keen anticipation, Hugh Bryson"
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Trewithen Estate
"I am representing the Trustees of Trewithen Hawkins Estate, Probus Garden Estate and STJ Galsworthy all part of "Trewithen Estate". In general we entirely support the proposed scheme We are concerned at the amount of land being taken on the north-west side of the underpass at Trevalso Farm, Zelah and the effect this will have on Polstain farm. We think that a better layout can be constructed without taking so much land. Drawing No HA551502-ARP-LLO-SW-DR-ZL-000568 We are concerned at the position of the construction compound so close to Trevalso Farmhouse. We think that a better position should be further to the north east towards Boxheater junction. Same Drawing No as above. We are concerned at the proximity of the "attenuation pond" at Trevalso. This is too close to the roadside barn being retained by Trewithen Estate. Same drawing No as above. We are concerned at the amount of land taken on the north side of the A30 at Carland Cross with access to the existing wind turbines and the effect the proposed route will have on Newlyn Downs SSSI and the Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship scheme recently agreed with Natural England. We do not consider that the "attenuation ponds" are necessary as these are taking far too much land - they should be designed much more sympathetically with the landscape. It is essential that the existing wind turbines are able to be accessed from the proposed A30 and sufficient turning areas are provided for vehicles carrying replacement blades for the turbines. Drawing No HA551502-ARP-LLO-SW-DR-ZL-000559. "
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Andru Blewett
"I believe a proper cycle bridge as at Lanhydrock over the A30 should also be part of the St Agnes to Truro cycle route at Chiverton. This will be a great asset for future generations and will encourage more use rather than the proposed underpass which will deter certain people from using the route which they would do with a bridge crossing. The underpass is a cheap option but highly unsatisfactory. It is much less direct for cycle commuters adding almost another mile to the journey, and would be intimidating to use especially during evenings and winter months."
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Simon Dobson
"I completely support this project. I live close to this road and I am a professional driver so I see the congestion, disruption, and delays on this road daily. This project is much awaited and in my opinion should have been completed years ago. "
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Bernard Quigg
"For the best part of a century good safety practice has sought to separate people from moving machinery. On roads pavements with quite high curbs served that purpose where space was limited. Minor driver errors result in the vehicle being thrown back from the vulnerable pedestrian or cyclist. A similar principle requires guards on industrial moving machinery such as presses or cutting tools which are not smooth. The principle is to prevent a simple human error causing an injury or death by removing the root cause. We are already seeing rising fatalities for cyclists where so called cycle lanes are only white lines. I am old enough to remember pieces of footpath being built on my 3 mile walk/cycle to school whenever a child was killed/injured. I have run safety systems for utility operations in several countries and organised an international safety symposium fro the IET of which I am a Fellow. A bridge seems to be an absolute no brainer in this scheme with some segregation between cyclists and pedestrians. Cycles are also moving machinery. "
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Carol Swain
"As a Truro City Councillor, I believe that there is a need to promote better cycling provision to help reduce the city's air pollution and congestion problems and to promote healthy lifestyles. An enormous number of people travel into the City from the areas beyond the A30, for work, school, shopping and leisure activities, and far too many of them rely on their cars because they feel that there is no safe way to cross the A30 at Chiverton roundabout. There are several places between the A30 and County Hall that draw in huge numbers of people on a daily basis, including the hospital, Richard Lander School and Truro College. Equally, many Truro residents who cycle regularly see the A30 as a barrier because of the lack of a safe crossing point. A 70m enclosed underpass that involves a detour of over a kilometer will not encourage people who don't currently cycle to do so. It is not 21st century cycling provision but a throw back to 1970s planning - a backwards step when we need to be looking to the future!"
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Alex Laird
"I am in objection to the proposal of an underpass for cyclists at Chiverton Roundabout, and would rather see a bridge be constructed for cyclists for the following reason: 1. An underpass would be unsafe especially at night it is a dark and a hidden space. I would feel threatened from attack and claustrophobic. 2. A bridge in this area would enhance the local area also providing cyclists (tourists) an opportunity to take in the views. 3. It would be a good visual message to show that the council is proactive in its support to a greener environment and may encourage everyday commuters to cycle in to a already heavily congested Truro. "
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Arthur Legg
"I would rather have a bridge rather than an underpass I cycle everyday "
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Dan Rodenhurst
"Hi, I’d like to register my rejection of plans for the safe crossing for cyclists, equestrian users and pedestrians at Chiverton Cross as part of the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross scheme. The proposed underpass solution appears to be a poor solution to the issue. It is a circuitous route, an exceptionally long tunnel, that would seem daunting and unsafe to many potential users. Thank you Dan Rodenhurst. "
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Dr Katherine Mallam
"I am writing to object to the proposed underpass at Chiverton Cross for cyclists going from Truro to St Agnes and to ask that a bridge is built instead. Firstly, as a lone female who commutes to Truro from Mount Hawke 2-3 times per week, often in the dark either at 10pm after 13 hour shifts or on winter mornings and evenings, and often with my laptop in my pannier bag, I would not feel safe cycling through a 70m underpass. Also, an underpass would bring a saddening 'urban' feel to what should be a cycle through our beautiful countryside. Secondly, the diversion of 600m to get to the underpass is not acceptable because it won't encourage people to cycle . The provision of a cycle crossing at Chiverton Cross would encourage more people to cycle, in line with Highway's England's policies, which would benefit the community in many ways, such as health and pollution levels. I know that a lot of people are currently too scared to cycle over Chiverton Cross roundabout and the current alternative cycle route over the railway towards the Chacewater road is not appealing due to the volume of traffic, narrow roads and lack of cycle paths. All of these issues would be solved by building a bridge for cyclists at the current Chiverton Cross level because it would be as safe for lone cyclists as it is at the moment, and it would encourage more people to cycle."
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Dr Paul Archer
"I am in support of a bridge at the present Chiverton cross roundabout set and not a tunnel for the following reasons- A bridge would not produce an unnecessary diversion for cyclist and be more user friendly especially in the dark. A bridge is likely to give a good view of the countryside encouraging users to cycle more frequently both from st Agnes to Truro as well as providing a safe route for cyclists from Truro to come to St Agnes.This would be beneficial both to environment as well as encouraging exercise and therefore health benefits. The present cycle route to Truro from St Agnes is not a safe one with hazardous junctions and a cycle path that disappears well before Truro centre ."
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Adrian David Hare
"My representation is restricted to impact of the new A30 and the re-alignment of Henver Lane on my property/home during both the operational and construction phases. Despite my earlier submissions during the various consultations, I cannot find anywhere in the application any specific reference to the impact of the Scheme on my home, which will probably be the closest property to the new A30. Although the new road is slightly further away than the current A30 (i.e. it is being built parallel to the existing road) it will be a much busier and faster road with all the attendant problems that can create e.g. extra noise, air and light pollution. All this will be exacerbated as it appears the new road will be 1.4m higher than the existing road. The visual impact will also be much greater as we will be faced with six lanes of traffic instead of the current two. Further, there is no reference to the impact that the above will have during the construction phase of both the new road and re-alignment of Henver Lane. I therefore consider that they have not been properly addressed. I note there are proposals for planting woodland between the old and new A30 opposite my home. Whilst this may improve screening of the new road it will not assist in ameliorating the impact on my home of a much higher, busier and faster and therefore noisier road. I would therefore like the new road to be no higher than the existing A30, preferably lower, and that there would be a low noise road surface in the area affecting my home. Also , I would like to request some form of noise barrier (e.g. a cornish hedgerow) in amongst the planting between the two roads in order to noise and light pollution. Perhaps this and the planting could be done before construction starts thus reducing the impact of these issues before construction starts. "
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James Luxton
"I cycle from St Agnes and Truro everyday for work as does my wife and a number of my friends. We have a significant opportunity to make this a safer and more enjoyable experience for everyone by building a suitable cycle bridge over the A30 and not using the currently proposed underpass which would act as a barrier due to distance and a safety concern for cyclists having to squeeze in with cars. By building the cycle bridge you would continue to promote and encourage this healthy, environmentally friendly and sustainable travel option for current users and potential future new cyclists. "
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Judy Sargent
"I am concerned that although provision is being made for cyclists, walkers etc to cross the proposed A30 dual carriageway near to Chiverton it is not the bridge which most of us have campaigned for which would make the Truro to St Agnes/Mount Hawke etc a more direct and user friendly option. Cycling, walking, Horse Riding must be considered as just as important as the provision for motor powered vehicles and this new construction gives an opportunity to recognise the importance of these modes of transport."
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Kiran Gill
"I am writing regarding the cycle pass to Truro. I strongly believe a cycle bridge is needed for the cycle highway to be a safe and useable option for children and adults to get across the A30. I personally would feel very intimidated using an underpass especially in the evenings or wintertime and I would not feel safe letting my young children use an underpass."
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William Hart
"I feel that cycling is put at a disadvantage to motor vehicles repeatedly in the UK, by building an unsafe underpass that creates a more complicated route for many between St Agnes area and Truro will decrease the probability of it's use considerably. The underpass will undoubtedly encourage cyclists to travel on the main roads and increase the chance of accidents when compared with creating a bridge at Chiverton Cross. "
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Bert Biscoe
"The proposal will, in effect, create two roads - a fast 'tube' and a slow local road. Apart from being divisive, this takes more land than would be required if a policy of on line improvements where necessary was applied. It is said that modernising and amending the existing road would affect traffic whilst work was underway. But change brings with it a degree of inconvenience, so one is bound to ask if the benefits of a single road which not only goes straight through but also links communities and facilities and businesses to the main road is not an outcome worth enduring some hardship for? The route is through some of the best farmland in Britain, not simply because it is good soil and well managed over generations but because the Cornish climate means that it can shorten the impacts of winter earlier than elsewhere - this enhances its value greatly. Resilience suggests that we should strive to take the least land to improve the A30 - if that means some short-term delays then, as long as the price is worth paying, that is we should do. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Carl Jackaman
"please use a bridge NOT a tunnel to cross Chiverton as a regular cyclist a tunnel is a not a good idea... lighting, space, risk of attack as well location will all play a part in not using a tunnel. do the right thing and start considering. cyclists properly make a bridge wide enough and accessible enough in order to encourage not disuade more cycling. get the decision correct for once and listen to cycling views"
Members of the Public/Businesses
James Pittaway
"I have a vested interest in a true cycleway / cycle bridge joining St Agnes to Truro - I work at Treliske and bike to and from work whenever possible. However, using the A390, Chiverton Island and B3277 is hideously dangerous. The alternative cycle route designated by blue signs is potholed and not fit for bicycles but is the only safe option. The underpass previously proposed is also unsatisfactory. An overhead bridge designated for bikes, walkers, horses would be safer, healthier and sensible."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Jurg Ehmann
"whilst acceptance that a crossing is required over the A30 (for pedestrians and cyclists) is a step forward, the use of an extremely long underpass in such a remote location is very much a second best. An overpass would clearly be a far better option for users safety and sense of security. After the number of failed attempts to solve this junction, and given increasing recognition of the importance (environmentally and health benefit wise) of the use of walking/running/cycling, it woulkd seem sensible to get this right first time"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Tony Maddocks
"I live in Truro. The current 'safe' route for cyclists from St Agnes to Truro and vice versa involves being diverted through to Greenbottom and then on to Threemilestone using the Chacewater road and into Truro. The Chacewater road is very narrow and busy. Not pleasant at all for cyclists. As a leisure cyclist I would much prefer to cycle from Truro to St Agnes and the North Coast on the A390 as the direct route to Chiverton. But there is no safe bike crossing at Chiverton. Nor will there be when the new road is built except about a mile further East and using a very long tunnel. Shame on you. A missed opportunity. I won't use the current roads. No cycle lanes either. So I don't cycle to St Agnes and the north coast."
Local Authorities
Truro City Council
"The City Council supports a proposal to provide a bridge over the A30 at Chiverton for cyclists and pedestrians, but does not support the proposal to construct a tunnel under the road. It is likely that many cyclists would take their chances crossing the road above ground, with all the dangers associated with that option, rather than ride into a long narrow tunnel. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Mr Peter Mewton
"I disagree and object to many aspects of this scheme mainly due to the route chosen but also the size and design. It disregards the environment in favour of carbon increasing infrastructure. General Disagreements: 1. It is too big and unnecessarily of Expressway standard, takes too much farmland and destroys natural environment. 2. The lack of use of the original track of the A30 extant, especially the two mile stretch of the Zelah bypass. Land owners lost a dual carriageway amount of land to that scheme. Now we are losing even more. Very wasteful, and deceitful. 3. The design of the straight flat ‘motorway-like’ road with few junctions. This causes encroaching on homes and communities causing loss of quality of life, higher levels of noise, visual and chemical pollutions. 4. The lack of junctions makes it a barrier in the locality, cutting local routes and making it impossible for those who live along it and suffer it, to actually use it. 5. Huge, split level junctions and bridges are visually intrusive, raising noise levels in nearby homes, degrading living quality. New developments should improve homelife not degrade it for the sake of faster (‘mile in a minute’) travel. Strong local objection to specific route selection in the Marazanvose area, many of these are contrary to Government guidelines on road building: a) Splitting the historic community of Marazanvose. b) Demolishing two dwellings/homes! c) Takes organic land – stripping valuable topsoil, 20 years in the making! d) Destroying trees, 25 years old, a natural screen for visual and noise pollution for humans. And a flight barrier helping bird life. e) Taking more land from a small farm which had already lost land to the Zelah bypass, causing severance and leading to increased difficulty and cost of management. f) Taking fields that are strategically close to the farm hub causing more management problems on top of acres lost. g) Huge mitigation works (of dubious efficacy) and bridge building, bring works within 25 yards of 94 year pensioners home – causing dust, stress & noise pollution. h) Bringing road even closer to two homes instead of further away (plus two demolished to make way). i) Leaving Marazanvose northside buildings with six lanes of highway directly in front. j) Subjecting Marazanvose to noise and pollution from a busy local road AND a 70mph highway, expressway, motorway only a few yards away. k) Inclines and levels of the road surface, approaching and through Marazanvose, are doubtful. They were changed during planning consultation after initial gross miscalculations. l) No decrease in noise predicted. m) Blighting all dwellings instead of enhancing value (this is an indicator of living environment quality reduction). n) Certain damage to thriving venue business, which is noise and pollution (including visual) sensitive. o) 100% disabling this business to trade during the build and probably 50% disabled permanently – giving it a problem to devise a policy for survival. p) Destroying a multi-generation family business and way of life. q) These destructions are planned despite an alternative route with none of the serious disadvantages being available. r) A route to north was planned in 2005 so I question the change of decision. s) A tract of land and route were considered before the first proposed route. t) Alternative route to north, proffered at consultation stage, was dismissed out of hand without due consideration. u) Reasons and data used to justify dismissal of North route were dubious. v) Less trees would have been taken to north, organic land potentially lost to small farm are more peripheral and therefore less strategic. w) Severance of the farm would be less with north route. x) Other landowners would be losing land to the peripheral parts of their farms and amounting to far lower percentages of their total owned land. y) Horse jumps can be easily relocated to ample land adjoining the equine centre. z) Smallholders loses to the North could be exchanged for remaining Compulsorily Purchased land parcels. These local objections to the planned route are particularly disagreeable and unacceptable because there is a possible and practical alternative which would be unarguably less harmful. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Mrs Bronwen May Lloyd
"1) I would like to know what the plans are for our septic tank outfall as nothing has been settled the plan submitted to us is not very clear 2) After compulsory purchase of our bit of land along with our trees and boundry Cornish hedge the re-alignment of our gates and posts, we have no idea on the height of the new boundry hedge, and will the privacy of the property still be there . 3) As we will be surrounded on three sides with road what guarantees can be given on noise lights and polution from car fumes etc. 4) We have at the moment especialy winter time ( when existing trees have shed their leaves ) Vehicle lights from existing A30 shining in to our bedroom windows when the trees are felled for the under pases and the new A30 it will be worse."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Sam Parker
"My main concern with this scheme is the proposed Chybucca junction layout. I believe that the proposal of a partial junction at Chybucca is a very short sighted plan. There are 3 main routes from the A30 into Truro (A39, B3284 and A390) Chybucca junction is the junction where the B3284 meets the A30. By including a partial junction, the ability of commuters, residents, business users and goods vehicles to access Truro or join the A30 from Truro are going to be limited. This also means that the A39 and A390 routes will become more congested as vehicles that currently use the B3284 to reach Truro when travelling from the East will be unable to so will have to use the other 2 routes. The A39 has regular accidents and roadworks which pushes many vehicle further down the A30 to Chybucca currently, this will not be possible with the new layout. The extra cost of 2 slip roads at Chybucca added to the existing proposal would be a minor additional expense in the scale of the scheme and would have a quick payback in terms of community, business and commuter connectivity with the main trunk road network. There is already a bridge and 2 roundabouts planned for Chybucca so it’s not a great addition that we ask for!! It seems that there is greater emphasis and budget for wildlife crossings than local business and community network connectivity. A huge budget is available for the green bridge at Marazonvose and other wildlife crossings but a full junction carries too much cost to be included?? In a previous trunk road scheme; A38 Dobwalls bypass, £300k was spent putting in 2 bat bridges over the road, a recent Highways England survey has revealed that the bridges are used by between 11 and 17 bats a year, is this a good return on investment? Traffic modelling for this schemes shows that there will be an increase in traffic using 2 rat runs; between Zelah West junction and Shortlanesend and between Tresawsen junction and Allet. Both these roads are single track in places and not suited to an increase in traffic, there is no plan to upgrade these 2 roads even though the new scheme will lead to an increase in their usage. If a full junction at Chybucca was included these 2 rat runs wouldn’t be used as much because greater access on and off the A30 would be possible. There is numberous businesses in this area that use Chybucca as their main access to the A30 for goods and visitors in and out. There are also many new houses being built in the Chybucca to Truro corridor and to the western side of Perranporth that need an access onto the A30 which would be made possible by just adding 2 slip roads at Chybucca. If these slip roads aren’t included now during the building stage of this scheme, there will not be another chance as adding them retrospectively would be too costly. It’s now or never. A costly mistake to make, it wouldn’t be a mistake to include them!! "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Edward Buckland Ltd on behalf of Tregothnan Estate
"Tregothnan Estate are a significant Landowner in Cornwall. To the best of our knowledge it would appear from the plans provided that the scheme will not impact the Estate's surface ownership but it will sterilise their mineral rights. The renewed interest in the exploration and potential extraction of minerals in Cornwall is well publicised and is moving forward at pace. The Estate has entered into an agreement with a mineral developer to look at potential opportunities across the County. Tregothnan Estate are concerned that Highways England and the developers of the scheme have not taken into account the potential for future extraction of minerals in Cornwall, or the resulting sterilisation of minerals along the current route and the long term impact that this might have on the economic opportunities in the future. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Alyson Rugg
"The underpass is not a satisfactory solution to crossing Chiverton Roundabout. Unsupervised underpasses have failed all over the country as they often become public toilets or are deemed unsafe, especially at night. The better option would be an attractive, well designed bridge over the existing roundabout site providing an attractive access for cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians. The likely costs would be similar, if not cheaper to a 90 meter underpass. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Garry Read
"I often commute by bike to Treliske, I regularly finish work late, and start early, I don’t think that I would feel safe cycling through the proposed underpass at Chiverton cross, the suggested alternative of a bridge would be much safer and more appropriate."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Peter Rugg
"The underpass is not a satisfactory solution to crossing Chiverton Roundabout. Unsupervised underpasses have failed all over the country as they often become public toilets or are deemed unsafe, especially at night. The better option would be an attractive, well designed bridge over the existing roundabout site providing an attractive access for cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians. The likely costs would be similar, if not cheaper to a 90 meter underpass."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Christopher Till
"I live in St Agnes and on good days I enjoy cycling into Truro but the road from St Agnes to the Truro side of Chiverton Roundabout, you take a huge risk of being hit by other road users. As a cycle track is proposed out of St Agnes to Chiverton Roundabout it would be in the best interest for cyclists to cross over the A30 directly on a bridge. We are supposed to be encouraging people to walk or cycle, but this is not going to happen if cyclists have to divert from a direct route which is what has been proposed in your plans. Please consider a bridge over the A30 which would make a direct route for cyclists, this I am sure would encourage more people to cycle and help alleviate the traffic jams on the A390. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Jean Hammersley
"need a solution for cyclists and pedestrians that will be used thus need a bridge not a dangerous graffiti prone underpass"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Kevin Hammersley
"underpass too dangerous, not user friendly and will discourage use. We need a bridge that will actually be used by all as non threatening environment"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Cornwall Countryside Access Forum
"GENERALLY: This representation is made on behalf of Cornwall Countryside Access Forum. The Forum has been in consultation with and has recently issued advice to Highways England in connection with this Scheme, the bulk of which has been acted on. The Forum supports the Scheme in so far as it makes provision for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. We commend HE for the planned provision, providing connectivity for the public rights of way network north and south of the “new A30” Expressway which greatly enhances the present (inadequate) provision. SPECIFIC COMMENTS: 1. CHIVERTON CROSS: a. Signage provision for eastbound cyclists on the A30 coming from West Cornwall – we are concerned on safety and convenience grounds that adequate signage is made. b. Chiverton Grade Separated Junction - we are concerned on grounds of safety and convenience as to the detailed crossing provision, particularly at the roundabout. c. Proposed underpass for WCH – we are told it will be 4m wide, 2.7m headroom and 70m long. We are concerned for the safety and convenience of users, not only equine, but as a potentially busy cycle commuter route, and possible horse/cycle conflict. d. Proposed WCH bridge on line of the A390 – B3277 Truro to St Agnes roads – HE has informally indicated an overbridge funded by Designated Funds. We advise that this should be reconsidered and funded as part of the main scheme. e. As an alternative to both c. and d. above, HE should consider providing one substantial bridge for walkers, cyclists and horse riders as part of the main scheme and as near the A390 – B3277 route line as possible. 2. CHYBUCCA G/S JUNCTION: We note the WCH provision through and around the new junction but are concerned as to safety, and would ask for controlled WCH crossings. 3. MARAZANVOSE/NANCARROW: We welcome the provision of the WCH crossing on the green bridge and connectivity with Killivose Lane and Nancarrow footpath. 4. TWO BURROWS UNDERBRIDGE: With stopping-up of Shortlanesend – Two Burrows road, we advise this road be re-designated as a restricted byway from the underpass to Twoburrows, keeping the existing direct NCR route with safe access for WCH into the village from PRoW east and west avoiding the current A30. 5. CHURCH LANE, ZELAH U6083: Provision of a new WCH underpass is welcomed. However, for cyclists and horse riders the existing stepped crossing of the current A30 is inaccessible – the new link needs to be realigned with a continuous underpass into the village for all WCH on the line of U6083. 6. CARLAND CROSS: a. We particularly welcome the propose WCH link using the old A30 route and the new underpass to maintain north – south connectivity; and the proposed WCH link to Mitchell using the former A30 road. b. The crossing for WCH on the southern arm of the existing roundabout (A39) remains a potentially dangerous at-grade crossing which we advise should be a controlled crossing on the existing footway. 7. MITCHELL: Signage provision for westbound cyclists on A30 coming from East Cornwall – we are again concerned on both grounds of safety and convenience that adequate signage provision is made to direct westbound cyclists, particularly ”End to Enders”, off the new A30 via Mitchell and onto the de-trunked old A30 via Carland Cross. We have prepared a detailed version of this Representation which we would like to submit to the Inspectorate at the appropriate time. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Boyden Family
"I regularly cycle from St Agnes to treliske where I work. I would be very concerned about having to cycle through a long underpass especially in the dark when often there are very few other people around. I would not be happy for my teenagers to cycle to college either using an isolated tunnel which would also add extra journey distance and time."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Elizabeth Scully
"I am concerned that the current proposal does not provide adequate provision for us cyclists that like to travel from the north coast to truro... Please build a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists at the chiverton cross junction,an underpass up the road is not good enough (we need both) "
Other Statutory Consultees
Health and Safety Executive
"The applicant has acknowledged HSE’s response under Section 42 of The Planning Act 2008 in the Consultation documentation for this Project and has made several comments in response. These include confirmation that Highways England has consulted Wales and West Utilities and is in ongoing discussions regarding the apparatus affected by the scheme and acknowledgement of our comment relating to Hazardous Substances Consent. However, until we are provided with the exact details of the proposed changes to the HP Gas Pipeline, there remains the possibility that HSE may advise against the proposed development. We therefore reiterate advice given under Section 42 of The Planning Act 2008 below: “Reference is made to the proposed road project passing over and in part running parallel with a major high-pressure gas main [Major Accident Hazard Pipeline (MAHP)]. This Major Accident Hazard Pipeline is a Wales & West Utilities, Natural Gas High Pressure Pipeline [Indian Queens – St. Day].There are currently no Major Hazard Installations in the vicinity of the proposed road. HSE is unable to provide specific LUP advice regarding this proposal until details of any proposed alterations/upgrade to the Major Accident Hazard Pipeline is made available to the HSE, by the Developer / Pipeline Operator. On receipt of this information HSE will be in a position to provide case specific LUP advice. Although there are currently no Major Hazard Installations in the vicinity of the proposed road, should a Hazardous Substances Consent be granted prior to the determination of the present application, then HSE reserves the right to revise its advice”. We also made the following point: Explosives sites HSE has a licensed site, Redcliffe International at Newlyn Downs The plan shows the route generally further away than the existing A30 and, where it is closer to the explosive site, it is still beyond the yellow line (protected works or safeguarding distances) indicating that we would not expect to review the sites explosive licence. However, that decision will ultimately depend on the route actually taken by the road. Information on protected works or safeguarding distances can be found at http://www.hse.gov.uk/explosives/licensing/safeguarding-plans.htm We note that our comments regarding the licensed site at Newlyn Downs are noted and the applicant states in the Consultation document that the route presented at statutory consultation is the route proposed in the DCO application. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
John McGrane
"I would strongly support a bridge instead of an underpass for the chiverton cross part of the new A30 route. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Katherine Fok
"I reject the proposal for the underpass which will create a longer journey and be unfriendly to cyclists. I believe the alternative bridge crossing is a far better proposal"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Robin Sellwood
"Regarding the cycle underpass/bridge at Chiverton Cross we wish to plead for the best possible link between St Agnes and Truro for cyclists. The cycle track should be directly between the St Agnes road and the Truro road with no added milage for cyclists above what they have today. The track should be adequately lit, friendly and safe for cyclists. Government decrees that cycling should be encouraged. Cycling would reduce motor traffic, air pollution, reduction of CO2 emissions, healthy exercise, reduced fuel cost and last but not least the pleasure of cycling are among the many benefits. I worked for many years at Treliske and can vouch for my colleagues and friends who make this journey by cycle every day and would I am sure would agree with the above. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Ross Burton
"I'm against the proposed underpass at Chiverton junction: it's long, narrow, and out of the way. In summer it will be a narrow and dark underpass, in winter or night it will be horrible to use. Please upgrade the potential bridge at the existing crossing point (inspired by the Lanhydrock bridge across the A30) so that it isn't an option or using further funds, but a key part of the project."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Stuart Croft
"As a resident of St Agnes and a cyclist - I wish to register my desire to see a safe route across the new A30 development at Chiverton. Having looked at the proposal I am not in favour of a long underpass and I fully endorse the suggestion of an open air bridge."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Will English
"I strongly feel that there should be provision for safe cycling on the route proposed. Particularly bearing in mind the excess traffic that will be associated with the retail and housing development outside three milestone. I think there should be a dedicated cyyle path along teagle straight and an overpass at the a30 junction. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
AggieCycles
"With respect to Chiverton Cross - Chybucca section; Whilst appreciating the acknowledgment from HE that no pedestrian provsion at Chiverton Cross was unacceptable, the decision to install an underpass is far from satisfactory. In order to encourage the general population to consider commuting between St.Agnes and Truro through active travel, then a pleasant, safe, inviting environment needs to be provided. Along with the planned cycle superhighway linking the north coast to the capital, the key to the success of the project will be a purpose built bridge at the current site of Chiverton Cross roundabout. This will link the B3277 to the A390 directly, without diversion, allowing a direct journey for those choosing to travel by foot/bike/horse/scooter/wheelchair/mobility scooter etc For the future of mid-cornwall, the health and well being for generations to come, please incorporate the Chiverton Cross Pedestrian bridge into the main scheme. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
British Horse Society
"The British Horse Society welcomes this scheme as it should greatly improve equine access around the line of the road and potentially beyond. With this in mind the Society is pleased that more crossing points over or under the A30 will be available. However the Society does have some concerns and wishes to ensure that the opportunities for all vulnerable users are maximised. The particular areas of concern from the published plans and our understanding of them are: Chiverton Junction: We understand that a long underpass for cyclists, walkers and horse riders is proposed between the new and old junctions. We understand the height proposed is around 3 metres. This is very low for equines a height of minimum 3.5 metres is required. Also the proposed width of the tunnel is rather narrow in view of its length to accommodate all users including equines. Using the tunnel will also incur a significant detour for those going from St Agnes to Truro. We believe an overbridge at the old roundabout is being considered. The Society considers this as extremely desirable or essential and that the bridge should accommodate horse riders. There are several examples of such bridges in the Southwest. This would overcome the concerns expressed about the tunnel (above). Church Lane Crossing at Zelah: It is understood that an equine (mulitiuser) underpass is being provided. This is a most important link. Careful design will be required to accommodate equines over the old A30. It must be noted that a tunnel is acceptable, subject again to height, as this crossing will not have the same volume usage as that at Chiverton. Carland Cross Junction: The Society welcome the multiuser link which we understand is being provided to connect to Mitchell. However the subsequent crossing of the A39 is of concern to all vulnerable users. The Society asks that a “Pegasus” Crossing is provided for equine along with cyclists and walkers as is provided on the A38 by Lanhydrock. The Society wishes to be involved with the further stages of the design process so that these and other issues can be examined in depth. It is important that equine access is considered in detail at all the intersections along the route. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Jon Mackeen
"interested in the planting of the soft estate, what species, etc."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Kawita Sharp
"I strongly feel that we need to improve our cycling infrastructure and that securing a cycle bridge over chiverton cross roundabout will not only make the journey that our husbands, wives, sons, daughters and parents regularly make infinitely safer, it will encourage others to ditch the motors and don the Lycra. The proposed underground pass will be unused by most as it will extend journeys and I expect many would be put off such a long underpass on the grounds of personal safety too, so the money would be better spent on a bridge as proposed by the Truro Cycle Campaign. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Mathew Roberts
"Despite the level of demand for a crossing on the desire line Highways England have not included this in the main scheme. Instead they have an underpass 600 metres to the east of the present junction has been included. This is 70 metres (230 ft) long (revised up from 35m), just 4 metres (13.1 ft) wide and with a minimum guaranteed height of just 2.7 metres (8.8 ft). This is a cheap option but at the same time highly unsatisfactory. At Wheal Velocity we feel that we should be thinking of cycling in a much more forward thinking way and not taking second best. This tunnel that is planned is much less direct for cycle commuters and would be intimidating to use especially during evenings and winter months. I am an avid cyclist but I am also someone who suffers from [redacted] I would find this tunnel incredibly hard to use. Cycling is an all year round activity for those who do it socially as well as use for commuting. We need to think for the future and not just the cheapest option. "
Other Statutory Consultees
Public Health England
"Thank you for your consultation regarding the above development. Public Health England (PHE) welcomes the opportunity to comment on your proposals at this stage of the project and can confirm that:- We have no additional comments to make at this stage and can confirm that we have chosen NOT to register an interest with the Planning Inspectorate on this occasion. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Ramblers
"This submission is made by the Ramblers’ Association, a charity representing the interests of walkers. The submission is therefore restricted to issues affecting walkers. 1. Chiverton Cross The proposed underpass for non motorised traffic is sited about 500m from the desire line for a crossing of the A30 by walkers. At normal walking pace this would result in an extra journey time of about 15 minutes and be along uninviting busy roads. The underpass itself is said to be 70m long and have a headroom of 2.7m and width 4.0m. The layout will be daunting for many walkers, cyclists and horseriders and may result in antisocial behaviour. There is said to be a consideration of a new overbridge on a more convenient line for non motorised users, paid for out of Designated Funds. However there is no certainty of this happening and it cannot be considered as part of this Order. 2. Bridleway 309/3 We have no objection to the northern end of the bridleway being stopped up. There should be a bridleway provided along the south side of the new road to connect the remaining part of the bridleway with the realigned C0049 road. This will greatly improve connectivity with other nearby off road routes. 3. The proposed new road bisects an area designated as Access Land under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 a few hundred metres west of Carland Cross. No means of getting to the southern part of this land is proposed and the old main road to the east is proposed to be stopped up. Loss of accessibility is deplored as it appears to be relatively easy to provide access on foot along the disused length of old road. The area is of historic interest as it has a prehistoric barrow which is a scheduled monument. Also, in mitigation for the loss of Access Land, we recommend that the proposed new heathland nearby is given a CRoW Access Land dedication if not part of the highway. 4. Carland Cross to Mitchell, proposed restricted byway VV. This does not appear to connect to any right of way at the west end, recorded either on the definitive map or list of streets kept by Cornwall Council. In needs to be extended about 50m to the west to connect to the C0755 road. 5. The proposed extinguishments and creation of roads appears to consider that only the carriageway is highway, whereas the highway includes footways, grass verges, visibility splays and the like. This gives rise to an unsatisfactory outcome where highway rights continue to exist on the verges of stopped up roads and separately defined other rights such as restricted byways are created within the boundary of other vehicular highways. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Sarah Roberts
"Despite the level of demand for a crossing on the desire line Highways England have not included this in the main scheme. Instead they have an underpass 600 metres to the east of the present junction has been included. This is 70 metres (230 ft) long (revised up from 35m), just 4 metres (13.1 ft) wide and with a minimum guaranteed height of just 2.7 metres (8.8 ft). This is a cheap option but at the same time highly unsatisfactory. At Wheal Velocity we feel that we should be thinking of cycling in a much more forward thinking way and not taking second best. This tunnel that is planned is much less direct for cycle commuters and would be intimidating to use especially during evenings and winter months. Cycling is an all year round activity for those who do it socially as well as use for commuting. We need to think for the future and not just the cheapest option. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
St agnes hotel
"I am writing on the behalf of the st Agnes hotel. We reject the underpass. We believe this would attract rough sleepers and give people somewhere to go to do things such as drugs under shelter. This would make the bridge unusable for family as people would not feel safe, having the opposite effect of why we want the cycle bridge (get people cycling/walking in a safe way) "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Wheal Velocity Cycle Academy
"Despite the level of demand for a crossing on the desire line Highways England have not included this in the main scheme. Instead they have an underpass 600 metres to the east of the present junction has been included. This is 70 metres (230 ft) long (revised up from 35m), just 4 metres (13.1 ft) wide and with a minimum guaranteed height of just 2.7 metres (8.8 ft). This is a cheap option but at the same time highly unsatisfactory. At Wheal Velocity we feel that we should be thinking of cycling in a much more forward thinking way and not taking second best. This tunnel that is planned is much less direct for cycle commuters and would be intimidating to use especially during evenings and winter months. Cycling is an all year round activity for those who do it socially as well as use for commuting. We need to think for the future and not just the cheapest option. "
Non-Statutory Organisations
Arqiva Ltd - Withdrawn 15 February 2019
"Arqiva Ltd A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross Scheme Planning Inspectorate Reference: TR010026 Summary of Objections to the Development Consent Order We take this opportunity to provide a summary of our objections to the Development Consent Order. We intend to expand upon these points within further representations to be submitted at the appropriate time during the examination process. We reserve our right to attend and participate in the relevant examination hearings. Background Arqiva is a major communications infrastructure and media services company, operating at the heart of the broadcast, satellite and mobile communications markets. We have over 8,000 operational sites across the UK and many of these form part of the UK communications Critical National Infrastructure. Arqiva is the largest supplier of sites available for sharing by other operators, for example, the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Airwave and other emergency/breakdown service network operators, the RNLI, the Coastguard and Maritime Services, Trinity House, Mountain Rescue and a range of central and local government departments and agencies. Our 8,000 active sites available for sharing, include radio and television broadcast sites, most of the tower sites previously developed by T-Mobile and a range of managed sites, such as BT exchange rooftops and some hotels. Objections Whilst we do not object to the aims of the Development Consent Order (DCO) the proposed works directly impacts one of our mast sites and potentially impact on a further two sites. We expand on our objections as they relate to each mast site below: 1. Existing mast site at Nanteague Farm, Marazanvose, Truro, TR49DQ (NGR: 179517E 049752E) We raise an objection to the route of the proposed highway at this location as it will result in the unnecessary loss of our telecommunications site. We request that the route be modified either to the north west or the south east to exclude our site. Alternatively, that provision is made for the relocation of the mast to a suitable alternative site at the expense of Highway England (HE). We note that within HE’s Consultation Report (document ref 5.1) in response to consultee PIL ID 5 that reference is made to HE engaging with the operator of a telephone mast (EE) regarding its relocation and that they would compensate any losses related to the relocation of the phone mast in line with its compensation policy. We would welcome dialogue with HE to address our objection in the same manner. 2. Existing mast site at Pendown Farm, Pendown Cross, Truro, TR49NE (NGR: 176054E 048365N) Although our mast site is located outside of the DCO area, the DCO boundary lies in very close proximity to the east, south and west. There is a possibility that, due to this proximity, the construction works could impact the operation of the mast in terms of dust, vibration and the operation of cranes blocking signal propagation and line of sight. We will therefore require mitigations measures to be put in place to safeguard our operations from the site. These requirements will be detailed in our further representations to be submitted in due course and we therefore lodge a holding objection in the interim until details of the construction operations are known and the mitigation measures are agreed with the Highways Agency. 3. Existing mast site, Carland Cross, Mitchell, Truro, TR85AX (NGR: 185492E 054007N) Compound 9 associated with the highways works is located to the north west of our mast site at Mitchell. Potential temporary building works such as cranes and concrete silos on the compound site have the potential to cause radio interference to the services provided from the mast. Our key interest relates to the potential impact of tall structures on transmission dish links, which operate on fixed ‘line of sight’ links that can be easily blocked. We therefore need to ensure that the public communication services provided remain unaffected and will therefore require mitigation measures to be put in place. We therefore submit a holding objection until details of the operations that are to take place at Compound 9 are known and any required mitigation measures are agreed with the Highways Agency. The public and sustainable development benefits of mobile connectivity are now well-understood and we are in an electronic communications revolution with businesses and society in general using and relying upon all forms of modern communications to an ever-increasing extent. The protection of the above sites and the wireless communication services provided from them is clearly in the public interest as the loss of, or impact on, these services has the potential to affect several thousand mobile communications users. Whilst setting out our objection within these representations, we would welcome the opportunity for early dialogue with HE to address the objections and to minimise issues through negotiation and agreement. We would be pleased to have contact with HE in this regard. We look forward to receiving further details of the examination. If you do require any further information or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact our Matthew Waugh on 07580 821628 or via email at [email protected] "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Mark Nicholson
"The detail of the proposed new road structure gives Marazanvose residents much cause for concern, particularly regarding its height, lack of screening and extra noise. These issues will devalue our properties as well as reducing our quality of life. Road height: We were previously told (during the initial consultation exercise on which the proposals are based) that the new road would be 5 metres lower than the surrounding landscape. This would reduce noise levels and visual impact for the Marazanvose community. This detail has changed substantially in the plans, with the new road now being just 1 or 2 metres below the existing level. Noise and visual impact: The new road’s proposed height will affect noise levels for all Marazanvose residents. Given that previous noise predictions were based on a road 5 metres below ground level, with sound-absorbing banks immediately adjacent to the road, we believe the impact of the new proposals will be very different. To the north of the dual carriageway, there will now be just a very thin hedge separating the new road from the old one and our adjacent households. Trees may be planted but will take 10 or 20 years to start providing an effective barrier to the noise and visual impact of the new road. A sound-absorbing screen would be needed. For residents to the north of the A30, in particular, there is a further issue. Traffic noise from the new dual carriageway will be compounded by noise from the existing road which will be kept open. There should be no assumption that reduced traffic levels will make that road quieter. In fact, it will be noisier – and more dangerous. As the dual carriageway reduces the volume of traffic on the old road, its speed – and hence noise – will increase. At present, it is only the congestion of the A30 that limits drivers’ speeds. Increased danger: For residents of Marazanvose, the existing A30 will become a much more dangerous road when the new dual carriageway is built. At present, traffic congestion during busy times of day and year limits driving speeds. A reduction in traffic volume will allow all drivers to travel at very rapid speed, as many vehicles do at night in the present situation. Objections to route taken: Much of the historic hamlet of Marazanvose will be obliterated. Its small community will be divided. The width of the four dual carriageway lanes, plus a central reservation, plus the existing road’s two lanes, will separate the north of the hamlet from the south. We find it hard to believe that this does not contravene Cornwall Council policy toward maintaining communities. The A30 plans which were developed several years ago took the new road north of Marazanvose to avoid this destruction. We are now told that this is not possible because it would take away a small part of Chyverton Park’s land. Apparently, the grass field concerned is of such monumental historic importance that removing a fraction from the edge of it cannot possibly be considered. This did not seem to be the case when the previous plans were developed. We would like to hear from Historic England on whether the organisation feels that large-scale damage to the structure of our historic hamlet is a price worth paying for preservation of a small piece of grass. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Michael Creagh
"Having cycle all over this county and crossings on significant roads, I beleive the proposal for a tunnel cycle crossing at Chiverton would firstly be so long as to discourage useslrs both from a sense of claustrophobia and also safety particulaly in the dark. Furthermore the proposed.position is so far.away from main crossing that people will not be prepared to divert, especially.commutere."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Robert Mewton
"As one of the co-owners of Nancarrow Farm, Marazanvose, I am dismayed at the way in which this project will split the Marazanvose community into two halves, unable to meet without the utmost difficulty. Ultimately, it seems that the project is a virtual death warrant for the community. The loss of many acres of good agricultural land will moreover hit the small farm of Nancarrow and its wedding reception business very hard, potentially making both non-viable. When it is considered that so much more land is to be sacrificed by a farm that has already lost many acres to previous A30 development schemes, merely in order to move the summer traffic jams a little farther down the road towards the tourists' holiday destinations, it really is hard to justify such destruction of local livelihoods and local relations. At a time when the county ( and the country !) needs to be fighting to preserve and develop small farms, small local businesses and small local communities, it is incomprehensible that such a project should be envisaged by the authorities and funded by the taxpayer."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Sam Irving
"I fully support the proposed highway improvement works in so far as they offer significant improvements to motor vehicle users and will greatly improve both the two dangerous roundabouts, and offer considerable improvements in journey times between Exeter and Penzance. I completely back then proposals in that regard. However, I dont believe that the provisions suggested for cyclists are appropriate. There needs to be a far better link between St. Agnes and Truro at the Chiverton Cross end. I note the local Cycling Campaign's proposal for a dedicated bicycle bridge to the west of the existing Chiverton Cross site (rather than being incorporated into a tunnel beneath the new flyover), which would be more sensible, practical and encourage greater use of cycling into Truro City. Please revise the application to make a more appropriate cycling route as per the Campaign's suggestion, which would offer considerable benefits compared to the proposal as currently suggested."
Non-Statutory Organisations
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ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Ltd (ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Ltd)
"ScottishPower Renewables wishes to register as an Interested Party for the Examination of the Development Consent Order application submitted by Highways England for the A30 Chiverton Cross to Carland Cross highway improvement scheme as the A30 Scheme is likely to significantly impact ScottishPower Renewables' operational Carland Cross Windfarm. A detailed Relevant Representation has been e-mailed directly to the Planning Inspectorate's project-specific email address [Please See Attachment]"
Members of the Public/Businesses
Edward Buckland Chartered Surveyors on behalf of The Harvey Family
"We are in favour of improving this section of the A30 and accept, albeit very reluctantly, that it is going mean the road will be built along the route selected. At its closest point this will be under 100m from our boundary. On completion we shall have roads on three sides of us and a proposed roundabout at the Boxheater Junction, around 70m from our boundary. We are probably the worst affected dwelling but have found it difficult dealing with the team from Highways England who we feel has treated us badly. Information has not always been forthcoming or has been late in arriving, undertakings made by them at meetings have not been followed up and our representations have been subsequently paraphrased inaccurately. We are dropping a number of contentious matters as there is little point in continuing to bang one’s head against a brick wall, however there remain several issues which affect both us and the wider community and on which it has not been possible to reach agreement on, namely: o The extent of land being acquired from us: this is in part dependent upon a proposed landscaping scheme which is unnecessary. o Boundary structure: The new meadow boundary against the lane should be similar to that which exists at present, ie either an earth bank or a stone hedge, in accordance with Cornwall Rural Highways Best Practice. Whichever it is should have a hedgerow planted on the top, preferably hawthorn. o Design width of C0075: Advice received from Highways England so far is conflicting, vague and incomplete. The re-aligned lane should be of a width to discourage higher vehicle speeds. It is designated a Quiet Lane and needs to be safe for vehicles AND other users, ie horse riders, cyclists and walkers. The latter depend on slow vehicle speeds for their safety. Highways England should draw from the experiences of Local Authorities across the country in controlling speeds on Quiet Lanes through subtle road design. Their attitude to date is “No change to the speed limit in this area is proposed, so there is no danger posed by increased speeds”. This is a dangerously simplistic view. o Storage compound C0075: No safe means of contractor naccess has yet been provided, despite several requests and suggestions. o Bridge design: No drawings have been provided by HE who advise only that the bridge has been designed to DMRB standards and that expenditure on aesthetic improvements, such as stone facing, is not warranted. The standard of construction may well be to DMRB requirements but the design conflicts with advices contained in the DMRB and, we suspect, fails to respect this essentially rural locality. o Future access to land: the plan as drawn provides no access into our wildflower meadow. Hopefully this is just an oversight. o Mitigation during construction works: We hope that agreement has now been reached on this matter and that full information will be provided to us, as promised, by Highways England before the end of November. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Truro Cycling Campaign
"Objection to the proposed underpass at Chiverton We responded to the pre-application consultation stating that the scheme should make provision for a cycle bridge or underpass on the direct alignment of the St.Agnes to Truro road (B3277/A390) to enable safe, direct cycle trips. This has not been provided for in the final submitted scheme. Instead a highly inadequate underpass is being proposed which would mean an approximate one kilometre extra distance as opposed to the direct alignment. The indicative measurements for the underpass are 70m long by 4 m wide by a minimum 2.7m high. We object to 1) the proposed underpass and 2) the omission of a direct crossing on the B3277/A390 alignment on the following grounds: 1. This overlong, enclosed, underpass, would create an intimidating environment for people cycling particularly at night time and for the less confident or for newer cyclists. It would therefore be highly detrimental to promoting more cycling between Truro and St Agnes 2. We strongly support the proposal to create a new, high quality, safe cycle route (Cycle Highway) between Truro and St Agnes along this B3277/A390 corridor. This will be very difficult to achieve without a safe crossing for cycling at Chiverton on the B3277/A390 alignment. Inclusion of a bridge crossing on the direct alignment in the main scheme would take advantage of the lowering of the A30 at this point. 3. The location of the underpass would require a total detour of an extra kilometre on the B3277/A390 alignment. This would not provide the quickest, most direct and convenient route for current cyclists nor as required for the St Agnes to Truro Cycle Highway 4. Highways England have not adequately applied national planning policies to promote sustainable transport options: National Planning Policy Framework 2018 section 9 – Promoting Sustainable Transport, particularly paragraphs 102-104 National Policy Statement for National Networks 2014 – particularly paragraphs 4.79 – 4.82 (human health) and 5.201 – 5.218 (wider transport networks) 5. Highways England have not adequately assessed the strategic need and latent demand for a direct cycle crossing at Chiverton. In doing so they have failed to have regard to: their own strategies and policies, including ‘Cycling Strategy – our approach’, Interim Advice Note 195/16 – Cycle Traffic and the Strategic Road Network’, HD 42/05 Non-motorised user Audits, Advice note 91/05 2011 census data which shows 1000 travel to work trips each day from the St Agnes area to Truro 6. Highways England have not adequately responded to the high level of pre-application consultation responses in relation to Walking, Cycling and Horseriding on the Chiverton to Chybucca section (37% of all responses) We also want to register our concern that the details of the proposed underpass were not made sufficiently clear in the Development Consent Order documents and subsequent Hiighways England newsletter and public event in Truro. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Alan Dovey
"A safe cycling route between Truro and St Agnes has the real potential to reduce road vehicle traffic levels on the St Agnes/Treliske/Truro corridor. This will become more so with the growing use of e-bikes. This should have our full support. What I find disturbing, bizarre even, is the notion that a tunnel is an acceptable solution. The whole point of a separate pathway for cycling/walking is safety. It might be that the tunnel is statistically safer but tunnels like this are remote, un-policed, easy vandalised and soon, graffiti and broken glass strewn. Sadly they become dark, wet and frankly menacing. The perception that they are dangerous makes them unusable and risks the viability of the whole route. The only sustainable and viable option is a bridge. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Bruce Hocking
"I think that the proposed underpass at Chiverton is not suitable and that there should be a bridge over the newly lowered A30 which lines up with the St Agnes road."
Local Authorities
Chris Daly on behalf of Cornwall Council
"This is a single representation from Cornwall Council which takes into account the many responsibilities and functions of the Authority. The response builds on the discussions which have taken place to date between the Council and Highways England. It is of course accepted that the Development Consent Order process is ongoing, and that many of the technical issues that have been raised to date are being addressed by Highways England and will be subject to a further assessment as part of the Local Impact Report stage. While this process is still ongoing it is inevitable that the Council’s position will evolve; however underpinning this the Council wishes to maintain its overall support to the project and recognises the economic, environmental and social benefits the road improvement project will bring. At the time of writing this Representation the Council’s main areas of current concern for the Council are as follows: From a highways perspective there are a number of areas Cornwall Council in its role as Local Highway Authority require further clarification in order to reach an agreed position. These comprise • Traffic Modelling – clarification on methodology and outputs of the traffic modelling, and how this has informed the junction strategy and design • Impacts on County Highway network – concerns remain on the impact of re-routed traffic as a result of the scheme on to local network, particularly the predicted increase on the B3284 through Shortlanesend into north Truro • De Trunking – agreement yet to be reached on the measures and associated funding required for de trunking the existing A30, particularly the treatment of Boxheater junction and measures to reduce the standard of the road appropriate for cyclists and local access traffic. • Walking, cycle and horse rider (WCH) provision at key locations, specifically at Chiverton junction and Carland Cross. Clearly it is understood that a scheme of this nature will have potentially significant environmental effects and on this basis the Council wishes to raise the following further points: Potential noise and vibration impacts. Potential impacts on the water environment through road traffic accidents - Measures for dealing with acute pollution through road traffic accidents are currently considered to be insufficient; Draft Outline Construction Environmental Management Plan - It was considered that the draft Outline CEMP is generic at this time and comments are reserved on its provisions until the submission version is available; Finally, Cornwall Council places a high priority on promoting Cornish distinctiveness in this project. Areas where this will require consideration will be in the promotion of bilingual signs, and the identification and mitigation of effects on the World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. More detailed comments on all matters will be provided at the Local Impact Report stage and at the examination stage of the process. "
Other Statutory Consultees
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Devon Cornwall and IoS Environment Agency
" The Planning Inspectorate National Infrastructure Planning Temple Quay House (2 The Square) Temple Quay Bristol Avon BS1 6PN Our ref: DC/2018/120110/01-L01 Your ref: TR010026 Date: 09 November 2018 Dear Sir/Madam A30 CHIVERTON TO CARLAND CROSS DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER - NOTIFICATION UNDER SECTION 56 OF THE PLANNING ACT 2008 AND REGULATION 8 OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (APFP) REGULATIONS 2009 AND REGULATION 16 OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) REGULATIONS 2017 I am pleased to enclose our Relevant Representation to Cornwall Council’s Development Consent Order (DCO) application for improving the A30 trunk road between Chiverton and Carland Cross, Cornwall. This document sets out our position on the application. Given the limited nature of the matters raised in our Written Representations attached we do not believe that further repetition of these issues in the form of a Statement of Common Ground would assist. However we are happy to revisit this if the panel requires. If you have any queries please contact Robin Leivers, our Sustainable Places team leader or Shaun Pritchard, our Technical Specialist. You can contact Robin by telephone on 02030252458, by email at [email protected] or by post at Environment Agency, Manley House, Kestrel Way, Exeter EX6 8AS. Yours faithfully Clarissa Newell EPE Manager – Devon & Cornwall Area Environment Agency Written Representation A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross Improvement – Application for Development Consent Order In January 2018 Cornwall Council (“the Applicant”) consulted on its proposals for improving the A30 Trunk Road between Chiverton and Carland Cross, Cornwall. This involves upgrade from single to dual carriageway including construction of a 12.5 km new off line section, new grade separated junctions at Chiverton and Carland Cross, and Chybucca. The majority of the existing A30 will be retained as a local route. The Applicant submitted a Development Consent Order (DCO) application under the Planning Act 2008 to the Planning Inspectorate (PI) on 30th August 2018. This written representation reflects the current position of the Environment Agency on the application. Environment Agency position We consider the proposed requirements 1 (Interpretation), 3 (Construction Environment Management Plan), 5 (Landscaping), 8 (Land and groundwater contamination), 10 (Protected species), 12 (Detailed design) and 13 (Surface and foul water drainage) set out in Schedule 2, part 1 requirements, of the draft DCO are appropriate to protect most of our interests. Nonetheless, we consider that it will be necessary to address additional issues within the Development Consent Order (DCO) that the current requirements do not cover. In particular it must be ensured that access to our rain gauge at Nanteague Farm (SW 77110 52039) is maintained during construction either via protective provision or requirement. We also wish to clarify the protective provisions set out for the Environment Agency and to provide advice on ensuring the quantity and quality of private water supplies and headwaters are not derogated. Our advice on these matters is set out below. 1. Maintaining access to Environment Agency rain gauge at Nanteague Farm 1.1 Issue We have a lease of land at Nanteague Farm (as shown plan ref. C&SW_A30_Plot Ref4-10_161018) upon which we have sited a rain gauge. This lease of land is included the Book of Reference. 1.2 Impact Access is required to the rain gauge at Allet Nanteague Farm Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 17:00. We would need access to quality check the equipment on site, general maintenance and to repair any faults that may arise with the gauge. This rain gauge forms part of our network of rain gauges and serves the Perranporth, Bolingey, Tresillian and Truro catchments. There are many drivers for this site and in our recent commissioning exercise it emerged as one of the most important rain gauges in Cornwall because it serves multiple catchments including two high risk catchments (Bolingey and Perranporth), which have a high number of properties at risk of flooding. The gauge has intensity alarms associated with it and this is used to inform of potential flood impacts in the catchments named above. The Private Rights of Way and Access Plans – Sheet 4, ref. 7 and 8 show the new proposed access to the rain gauge site post-construction. However, it is unclear how access will be provided to the site during construction. 1.3 Solution We request that the proposer provides further details to demonstrate how access to the site of our rain gauge will be provided and maintained during construction along with the associated timeframe for these works. We consider that maintained access to our rain gauge during construction could be secured through the addition of a new protective provision or requirement in the DCO, whichever is most appropriate. We are happy to provide any further detail that is necessary in this regard. 2. Protective provisions relating to the Environment Agency 2.1 Issue Schedule 9, Part 3 of the draft DCO sets out protective provisions for the benefit of the Environment Agency which we consider are not relevant to the proposal. 2.2 Impact It appears from the definitions set out in paragraph 21 of Schedule 9 that the proposed protective provisions are specifically targeted at works within or adjacent to Main Rivers which would require a Flood Risk Activity Permit under the Environmental Permitting Regulation 2016. However, there are no designated Main Rivers within the area subject to the proposed works. Furthermore, there has been no request from Highways England to disapply the Environmental Permitting Regulations or any other consenting regimes we regulate. 2.3 Solution In view of the fact that there has been no requested to disapply our regulatory regimes we consider that the protective provisions set out in Schedule 9 Part 3 are unnecessary and should be removed. Nonetheless, the proposal does cross ordinary watercourses for which the consenting regime is managed by Lead Local Flood Authorities, in this case Cornwall Council. 3. Protection of private water supplies and ephemeral headwaters 3.1 Issue The proposed scheme has the potential to impact on private water supplies and ephemeral headwaters in the area unless carefully managed. 3.2 Impact Information has been submitted which demonstrates a preliminary conceptual understanding of the risks posed by the development to groundwater. The reports indicate that further site investigation and groundwater risk assessment will be carried out. The proposed alignment of the scheme results in discharges to relatively minor watercourses, all of which have a catchment area of less than 1km2 at drainage outfall locations. Given that these minor receiving watercourses are likely to dry up in periods of low rainfall and that infiltration from the detention basins is the preferred method of discharging road run-off, there is an increased likelihood of infiltration to groundwater. 3.3 Solution We request to be consulted on the further site investigations and groundwater risk assessment proposed to ensure that water interests (e.g. private water supplies) are adequately assessed, protected and where necessary, alternative provision made. An appraisal should also be undertaken which highlights the streams likely to be affected and attempt to quantify how their flow may be altered and suggest what mitigation could be applied to allow us to judge if the impact is significant. The investigation of surrounding private water supplies should demonstrate protection of those supplies and where necessary, alternative provision. If there is no alternative way of securing these investigations and subsequent mitigation measures then we would wish to see the matters covered by an appropriate requirement on the DCO. 5. Environmental Statement – water environment clarifications In paragraph 9.11.50 the sensitivity of the Upper River Allen is considered to be medium given the WFD classification of moderate. It should be noted that it is not appropriate to base the sensitivity of a water body on its current classification. A moderate waterbody should not automatically be assigned medium sensitivity when good water bodies are given high sensitivity. The Upper River Allen has the objective of Good status by 2027 and should be given high sensitivity. In addition any watercourse culverts should be: • Designed to accrete natural substrates by setting 300mm below existing bed level; • Oversized to allow a low flow channel to develop; and • Include mammal ledges to facilitate passage at high flows. Fencing should be installed along the road alignment to guide mammals towards bridges and culverts, to reduce the risk of RTAs. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Hocking Family
"I have a [redacted] road biker, [redacted] , who would be hate to use an underpass in case anyone was lurking there and also a [redacted], who loves to cycle from Idless to the Mt Hawke skate park, via Chiverton. I just want to guarantee the safety of both of my boys and would never feel happy if they were using an underpass in such an area. They are both very fit and everything on the roads should encourage fitness and not be dangerous in anyway."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Kevin Williams
"My main concern with this scheme is the proposed Chybucca junction layout. I believe that the proposal of a partial junction at Chybucca is a very short sighted plan.By including a partial junction on the ability of commuters , residents ,business users and goods vehicles to access Truro or join the A30 from Truro are going to be limited. This also means that the A39 and A390 routes will become more congested as the vehicles that currently use the B3284 to reach Truro from the East will be unable to do so and will have to use the other 2 routes. There is already a bridge and 2 roundabouts planned for Chybucca so it would not be a major expense to put 2 east bound slipways in. There are many new houses being built in the Chybucca to Truro area that need access to the A30 which would be made possible by adding the 2 east bound slipways rather than going through Truro to join the A39 and A390. It would be a costly mistake to not include the 2 east bound slipways as it would be too costly to add them retrospectively if in future it was thought they were needed."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Mark Overend
" The preferred route (7A) does not address our concerns, specifically that this route does not fundamentally address one of the 3 primary objectives for the scheme, which is safety. The preferred route maintains the old road and this will continue to be the primary route for those living between Perranporth and Newquay to access Truro and onwards. The preferred route was 7B which took the new road to the north of Marazanvose and resulted in the existing A30 became an access road to Marazanvose only (and a dead-end a few metres past our house). A new safer local road was to go north of Marazanvose. The majority, if not all, of the residents in Marazanvose, especially those with businesses, preferred this route. It is unclear why the collective viewpoints expressing preference for the alternative route were not acted upon. I have received no feedback or a response to my request for a clear explanation of this decision rationale. The north route of 7B provided additional benefits to residents of Marazanvose besides noise and safety, especially in relation to: · Impact on businesses · Living conditions · Visual impact · Pollution · Marazanvose community not split The preferred route 7A is based on an assessment of various criteria. I understand that these criteria were applied to each of the route options and therefore I assume that route 7A scored higher than route 7B. I cannot reconcile however how route 7A is more beneficial to the residents and businesses at Marazanvose. Specifically, it is not clear how these assessment criteria were applied or weighted as having the two roads 50 metres behind Marazanvose is far better for the residents of Marazanvose than the two roads splitting Marazanvose (and 4 metres in front of Treffry Cottage). The majority of Marazanvose residents are opposed to the “preferred” route 7A for a number of detrimental reasons. This weight of consensus has not been acted on in the selection of the route. Notwithstanding, the assessment itself was undertaken against the plan for route 7A when it indicated that the new road would be 5 metres below the current level of the A30 at the point it passes our house and that noise barriers would be in place.. These aspects will have been a significant factor is assessing noise pollution for residents. Since that assessment the plans have changed. The noise barriers are no longer all present and the road is now only 3 metres below the existing A30. Therefore the original assessment is flawed and cannot be relied upon as evidence and justification for the route decision owing to these material changes. I requested details of any reassessment of route 7A against all other routes in light of these changes however received no response. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Mr Peter Gordon Keast
"- I will have no direct access to farm buildings during construction, meaning that all animals will need to be moved to alternative locations. - Proposed new access does not provide safe access to and from B3284 - Consider re-aligned access road giving safe area for agricultural vehicles to wholly pull of the B3284 and which will result in less land being lost -Concerned about extent of tempory land taken during construction. I have received no communication as to its proposed use. - I will require the reinstatement of Cornish hedges and fields following construction "
Members of the Public/Businesses
N Carter-Rowe
"As someone who commutes regularly from Mount Hawke to Truro by bicycle I have multiple objections to the proposed tunnel scheme The proposed tunnel would definitely not encourage anyone to cycle from the St Agnes direction to Truro Initially it would add extra distance to the route into Truro hence discouraging use. A direct bridge route would be much more useful The length and claustrophobic nature of the tunnel would be intimidating and unhelpful The idea that nervous horses/horse rider would be a good mix with cyclists/pedestrians in this tunnel is unrealistic, and is likely to cause accidents/incidents The likelihood is that the tunnel would become polluted by horse/dog/animal waste The tunnel is likely to suffer from graffiti I would be worried that it would be used by rough sleepers "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Nancarrow Farm
"- INTRODUCTION: o Nancarrow Farm comprises a Grade II listed Farmhouse, 100 acre certified organic farm, and award winning Events Venue with annual turnover of £1 million and economic contribution of nearly £3 million. The same family have lived and farmed at Nancarrow since 1782. o By severing Marazanvose, and Nancarrow Farm, the impacts are multiple and complex including; ? Removing a small barn with permission to create a residential dwelling for farmer, [redacted]. ? Removing key strategic fields adjacent to the farmyard with no mitigation putting into question the feasibility of the farm. ? Damaging the setting of the Grade II listed Farmhouse and Garden ? Jeopardizing the Events business via disruption during construction works, and risk of increased noise, land loss, and visual impact post scheme. ? Removal of existing access onto A30 and removal of established tree border. ? Severe damage to the setting of Nancarrow Villa. - FLAWED ROUTE SELECTION PROCESS: o The preferred route was selected instead of an alternative option which avoided severing Marazanvose, bypassing it to the North. o Highways agency incorrectly concluded that the preferred route performed better in terms of Visual Impact, Noise Impact, Business Impact, Cultural Heritage, Impact on Community. This has been formally challenged and a proper response has not been provided. o Having reviewed the information provided, it would appear proper assessments were not undertaken for the Northern option prior to route selection. o The alternative alignment should be properly considered before progressing. It delivers a far better outcome for local residents, community cohesion, businesses growth, heritage assets and wildlife. - BUSINESS IMPACTS DURING CONSTRUCTION: o It is vital constraints can be placed on the construction plan to avoid severe damage to Nancarrow Farm and the wider economy. Works must avoid a minimum of Wednesdays & Saturday/Sundays to avoid wedding days which are the greatest income generator. o The risk of long term damage to the reputation of the business is a risk unless a detailed construction plan is agreed to minimize the impacts at Nancarrow during and post construction. - NOISE: o It is inconceivable that a new, faster, closer and busier dual carriageway can be introduced IN ADDITION to the existing, albeit less congested, faster (and therefore louder) local road without there being a significant impact on noise in the area. We would therefore challenge the validity of the noise assessment undertaken to date. The base levels stated are too high (compared to assessments we have undertaken previously), the post scheme targets, and the suggested mitigation insufficient, risking significant damage to the Grade II listed setting, and a very noise sensitive business during and post construction. - SCREENING FROM THE OLD ROAD: o Established, effective screening (25 year old mature native tree plantation on the farm) between the 2 roads is being removed meaning unacceptable visual impact on the residents of Marazanvose, screening the old road from Nancarrow. (This could be mitigated via fencing/hedging rather than waiting 15 years for the trees to grow) - DETAILED CONSTRUCTION PLANS: o Current plans for land take, access, and the green bridge require much more detailed improvements in order to reduce the impact on the operation of multiple businesses and homes. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
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Members of the Public/Businesses
Pat Doell
"Speaking as an unconfident cyclist over the age of 60 who often cycles alone I would not want to cycle alone through an underpass of the size proposed at Chiverton. A bridge is by far the better solution especially for lone cyclists, children, and the elderly or disabled. We have underpasses which are much shorter in my home town of Colchester, many people won't use them at all once it is dark."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Rachel Power
"The provision of a cycle bridge would be far superior to the underpass that is proposed for practical as well as aesthetic reasons. A stylish bridge of modern design would enhance the landscape. Cyclists using the bridge would be visible and therefore not feel threatened whereas an underpass would be intimidating to use. A bridge would provide a gateway for cyclists to St Agnes and Perranporth areas of the North Coast from Truro and vice-versa and would likely be used by tourists as well as commuters thus potentially bringing benefits to the local tourist industry. It would be an exemplary gesture towards environmentally friendly integrated transport. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Sarah Wetherill
"Objection to the proposed underpass at Chiverton and to the omission of a direct crossing (cycle bridge) at the site of the current roundabout I object to the proposed underpass for several reasons: 1. At 70m long x 4m wide x minimum 2.7 headroom it is not an acceptable solution for a cycle crossing. Its long enclosed form will create an intimidating environment for all cyclists and walkers particularly at night time, but particularly for more vulnerable or less confident cyclists/walkers such as children or people with anxiety issues. 2. Lighting in the underpass will be subject to power outages 3. The underpass will be susceptible to vandalism/graffiti and potentially fly tipping 4. The underpass may well be attractive to people who are forced to sleep rough and who feel that they will not be ‘moved on’ by the police because of its rural location 5. In an enclosed environment of this length there is the serious potential for conflict between different users – walkers, cyclists and horseriders. 6. The underpass will mean a detour from the A390/B3277 alignment. 7. The above factors will deter people from using the underpass. This is relevant for current cycling along the St Agnes to Truro route. I am a cyclist living in Truro and visiting family in St Agnes. I would not cycle through such an underpass. But the deterrent factor is even more crucial for the proposal to create safe cycle paths along the A390 and B3277 – the St Agnes to Truro Cycle Highway. These paths will only be effective if delivered together with a safe and direct crossing in the form of a bridge at the site of the current roundabout The underpass is an inadequate response to the high level of public demand for a safe and direct crossing at the site of the current Chiverton roundabout in the pre-application consultation Highways England should have applied their own policies and strategies to assess the latent demand and strategic need for a direct and safe cycle crossing – a cycle bridge – on the A390/B3277 alignment. Instead they have quoted the lack of usage of the existing crossing as one reason for not providing a cycle bridge in the main scheme. This is at the same time as referring to Chiverton roundabout as the worst accident blackspot in the county! Highways England also quote the potential ‘landscape and visual impacts’ of a cycle bridge on the World Heritage Site. However, they have provided no evidence of this. The third reason for not including a bridge at this location is cost. The cost would be a tiny fraction of the overall scheme cost of £290m. A cost benefit analysis would also have shown the huge benefit compared to cost when taking into account reduced congestion and air pollution along the A390 corridor and improved health through people cycling rather than driving the St Agnes to Truro route. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Steve Chamberlain
"INTRODUCTION: o Nancarrow Farm comprises a Grade II listed Farmhouse, 100 acre certified organic farm, and award winning Events Venue with annual turnover of £1 million and economic contribution of nearly £3 million. The same family have lived and farmed at Nancarrow since 1782. o By severing Marazanvose, and Nancarrow Farm, the impacts are multiple and complex including; - Removing a small barn with permission to create a residential dwelling for farmer, [Redacted]. - Removing key strategic fields adjacent to the farmyard with no mitigation putting into question the feasibility of the farm. - Damaging the setting of the Grade II listed Farmhouse and Garden - Jeopardizing the Events business via disruption during construction works, and risk of increased noise, land loss, and visual impact post scheme. - Removal of existing access onto A30 and removal of established tree border. - Severe damage to the setting of Nancarrow Villa. FLAWED ROUTE SELECTION PROCESS: o The preferred route was selected instead of an alternative option which avoided severing Marazanvose, bypassing it to the North. o Highways agency incorrectly concluded that the preferred route performed better in terms of Visual Impact, Noise Impact, Business Impact, Cultural Heritage, Impact on Community. This has been formally challenged and a proper response has not been provided. o Having reviewed the information provided, it would appear proper assessments were not undertaken for the Northern option prior to route selection. o The alternative alignment should be properly considered before progressing. It delivers a far better outcome for local residents, community cohesion, businesses growth, heritage assets and wildlife. BUSINESS IMPACTS DURING CONSTRUCTION: o It is vital constraints can be placed on the construction plan to avoid severe damage to Nancarrow Farm and the wider economy. Works must avoid a minimum of Wednesdays & Saturday/Sundays to avoid wedding days which are the greatest income generator. o The risk of long term damage to the reputation of the business is a risk unless a detailed construction plan is agreed to minimize the impacts at Nancarrow during and post construction. NOISE: o It is inconceivable that a new, faster, closer and busier dual carriageway can be introduced IN ADDITION to the existing, albeit less congested, faster (and therefore louder) local road without there being a significant impact on noise in the area. We would therefore challenge the validity of the noise assessment undertaken to date. The base levels stated are too high (compared to assessments we have undertaken previously), the post scheme targets, and the suggested mitigation insufficient, risking significant damage to the Grade II listed setting, and a very noise sensitive business during and post construction. SCREENING FROM THE OLD ROAD: o Established, effective screening (25 year old mature native tree plantation on the farm) between the 2 roads is being removed meaning unacceptable visual impact on the residents of Marazanvose, screening the old road from Nancarrow. (This could be mitigated via fencing/hedging rather than waiting 15 years for the trees to grow) DETAILED CONSTRUCTION PLANS: o Current plans for land take, access, and the green bridge require much more detailed improvements in order to reduce the impact on the operation of multiple businesses and homes. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Transition Truro
"Objection to the proposed WCH underpass at Chiverton and lack of a direct cycle crossing on the B3277/A390 alignment Transition Truro believes in a sustainable transport network which supports a reduction in private car use and promotes walking, cycling and use of public transport. We consider that the large number of pre-application consultation responses in favour of a direct cycle crossing at Chiverton have not been adequately taken into account by Highways England in their final submitted scheme. We object to the proposed underpass on the following grounds: ? This extremely long and enclosed underpass (70m long x 4 m wide) would create an intimidating environment for people cycling particularly at night or in the winter months and particularly for less confident or new cyclists ? The location of the underpass will involve a total detour of about a kilometre from the existing B3277/A390 alignment ? The above factors will serve to discourage people from using the underpass and hence the route it serves. It is therefore likely to become a redundant facility, other than for the brave few, as soon as it is installed. ? We support the proposal for a St Agnes to Truro safe Cycle Highway as a way of encouraging more people to cycle. It is just over 6.5 miles from St Agnes along the B3277/A390 to key commuter destinations eg Treliske hospital and educational establishments. It is a relatively flat and direct route and a cyclable distance especially with the growth of electric bikes. There is a real danger that the underpass would thwart this proposal and deter people from using the cycle highway Highways England have proposed the underpass because it is a cheap option and because they have failed to adequately assess the latent demand and strategic need for safe cycle provision at the site of the current Chiverton roundabout. In doing so Highways England have failed to take account of national planning policies, local planning policies, their own policies and strategies, and indicators of need/demand. For example: ? National Planning Policy Framework 2018 section 9 – Promoting Sustainable Transport, requires opportunities for cycling and walking to be identified at the earliest opportunity in a development proposal. ? National Policy Statement for National Networks 2014. For example paragraph 4.80 states that consideration should be given to the impacts that new or enhanced national network infrastructure might have on opportunities for cycling and walking. ? Highways England’s ‘Cycling Strategy – our approach’, Interim Advice Note 195/16 – Cycle Traffic and the Strategic Road Network’, HD 42/05 Non-motorised user Audits, Advice note 91/05 ? Cornwall Council’s sustainable transport policies within its Local Plan and Local Transport Plan ? 2011 census data which shows 1000 travel to work trips each day from the St Agnes area to Truro ? The Propensity to Cycle Tool which specifically forecasts that Dutch levels of cycle provision combined with the use of e-bikes could lead to 23% of journeys to work being undertaken by cycle along the A390/B3277 route "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Veronica Prowse
"I responded to the pre-application consultation calling for a direct cycle crossing at the location of the current chiverton roundabout, however this has not been provided for in Highways England's submitted scheme. Instead an underpass 600m to the east is being proposed. I live in St Agnes and cycle often, I would cycle on the proposed St Agnes to Truro Cycle highway either on my current bike or possibly in the future on an electric bike but only this were via a cycle bridge near Starbucks. I would not want to cycle on my own through the proposed underpass particularly in the dark, it is far too long and confined. I would feel intimidated and fearful. I feel it would be used for people needing to sleep rough and in turn could be subject to rubbish and unsavory smells. Having lived in St Agnes all of my life I am very excited about the prospect of a cycle highway to Truro, it will be a tremendous benefit for the local community and for generations to come (wouldn't it be super seeing the secondary school children cycling to school!) It can only be good. The underpass would negate all the benefits of the cycle highway as it would deter people from using it. The underpass is a retrograde step. I strongly object to it for the above reasons and ask that a cycle bridge is included near Starbucks."
Other Statutory Consultees
Osborne Clarke LLP on behalf of Western Power Distribution (South Wales) PLC (Western Power Distribution (South Wales) PLC )
"Planning Inspectorate Reference TR010026 A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross Scheme Development Consent Order Relevant Representation on behalf of Western Power Distribution (South West) PLC 1.1 Western Power Distribution (South West) PLC (WPD) is the distribution network operator (DNO) for the electricity distribution network for the area in which the proposed development is situated. WPD is regulated as a licensed operator pursuant to Section 6 Electricity Act 1989. Under Section 9 Electricity Act 1989 WPD is under a duty to develop and maintain an efficient, co-ordinated and economical system of electricity distribution. 1.2 WPD's assets consisting of overhead and underground electricity lines cables at 132kV and below that are situated in the Order Land. The Book of Reference (Document Reference 4.3) records the plot numbers within which WPD's apparatus is situated and the table at 7-2 of the Statement of Reasons (Document Reference 4.1) sets out the relevant plots. 1.3 Article 35 of the draft Development Consent Order (DCO) (Document Reference 3.1) provides power to the undertaker to compulsorily acquire the rights of WPD over any of the Order land and to extinguish or remove or reposition WPD's assets within the Order land. 1.4 Schedule 1 of the draft DCO sets out the authorised development. This includes the diversion of WPD's power cables. These are listed as Work No's 15,19, 20, 24, 26, 28, 32, 37, 40, 42, 43, 57, 63 and 70. Paragraph 7.4.38 of the Statement of Reasons also notes that part of the works in Schedule 1 provides for earthworks and retaining wall to protect WPD's pylon equipment. 1.5 Paragraphs 7.4.2 to 7.4.4 of the Statement of Reasons sets out the tests that the undertaker must meet in order for the Secretary of State to be satisfied that the DCO may authorise the interference with WPD's equipment. 1.6 Protective provisions for the benefit of WPD have been included in Part 1 of Schedule 4 of the draft DCO. WPD confirm that the applicant has approached WPD to discuss the terms of the diversions and WPD has engaged with the applicant to discuss an engineering solution to the diversions. The applicant has not engaged with WPD on the terms of the draft DCO or the protective provisions. 1.7 As currently drafted WPD consider that the protective provisions are not in a form that is acceptable to WPD. Whilst WPD consider that it is likely that agreement on the applicability of the provisions can be reached, at this stage the tests for the protection of serious detriment to WPD's assets as set out in the Statement of Reasons have not been satisfied. WPD cannot therefore agree at this stage that it will not suffer serious detriment to the carrying on of the undertaking as result of the compulsory acquisition of land rights or rights over land. 1.8 In particular WPD considers that the timing of the requirement to undertake the diversions and the obligations on WPD as set out in the protective provisions to complete diversions is uncertain. It is also uncertain whether the diversions can be completed by WPD without the need to acquire third party interests in land outside the Order land. The protective provisions place obligations on WPD to undertake works that places developer risk on to WPD. Without resolution therefore WPD objects to the form of protective provisions and the powers sought by the applicant to compulsory acquire its assets or interests in land over which they are placed. 1.9 WPD however intends to work with the applicant to resolve the issues of concern following which it should be in a positon to confirm its agreement to the proposed development. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Woodlands Investment Management Ltd
"We would like to register as an interested party for this scheme."
Members of the Public/Businesses
Jane Rickard
"I would like HE to reconsider providing a bridge for cyclists to cross the A30 at Chiverton Cross. I understand that Highway's England have procycling policies to encourage cycling and consider that a safe crossing - to link Truro to towns and villages in the St Agnes area is crucial to promote this. The underpass as seen looks forbidding to me as it is a longer way round and as a lone woman cyclist the length of the underpass is worrying. I am concerned that if a bridge is not part of the main scheme it is less likely to be provided - or if it is that it will be unnecessarily long high. I am glad that there have been some amendments to the initial plans further along the proposed road in the light of comments by walkers, cyclists and horseriders, however I don't consider the project to reflect concerns about the environmental and health impact of encouraging car use."
Members of the Public/Businesses
John Wetherill
"I cycle commute to work at RCHT Treliske from St Agnes. I am also a member of Truro Cycling Campaign. Cycling brings many benefits such as in health, tackling congestion and poor air quality and as a sustainable form of transport. It should be encouraged as it is in the National Planning Policy Framework, and in varous Highways England (HE) policy documents. Cyclists pay for transport provision in their income tax. I attended the Cycling Workshop given by Highways England on this A30 scheme on 7th December 2017 when HE revealed that they would not be including a grade seperated crossing for cyclists at Chiverton. Though it is not in the minutes of this meeting the HE team stated that the expected route for cyclists travelling from St. Agnes to Truro was for them to go along Kea Downs Road and then to follow the Chacewater to Threemilestone road through Greenbottom. This is a narrow road which feels dangerous to use during usual commuter times especially as it is used by many lorries and buses and is thus an unsatisfactory route for cycling. The provision of an underpass proposed by HE in the revised scheme should not be seen as going above and beyond an existing satisfactory route. A cycle bridge or underpass should have been included at Chiverton from the beginning of the design process in line especially with HE's own policies. The PR2 underpass proposed by HE is unsatisfactory primarily because of its length (70m) and narrowness (4M) . I would not look forward to riding through such an intimidating tunnel in a relatively isolated location. This would be especially so when returning to St Agnes after 8pm and after dark even if it is lit. It is also about 1km less direct than a crossing at the present Chiverton junction site would be. A bridge built in the main scheme here would also take advantage of the lowering of of the A30 at this point. It would thus be much more appropriate to encouraging as large a range of people as possible to cycle commute. Combined with the proposed building of cycle paths along the B3277 and A390 using Designated Funds there is a great opportunity if an attractive to use crossing such as a bridge is built. Congestion means that cycling times can compare favourably between St Agnes and destinatations along the A390 such as Threemilestone, Treliske hospital andTruro College. Driving the few hundred yards from the hospital staff car parks to the A390 alone in rush hour can take over 30 minutes. In this time I can cycle home! The Propensity to Cycle Tool to which HE should have referred predicts possible cycle to work rates of up to 23% for this route if Dutch level provision and E bike ownership are factored in. It could also be of great benefit for the leisure and tourism economy with opening up the North Coast Area to more cyclists from Truro. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Mr Robert Wetherill on behalf of Mrs Diane Wetherill
"I feel the Cornwall Council desired crossing along the B3277/A390 alignment should be adopted as it is a more direct and a safer route. Furthermore, the idea of using a bridge is far more appealing than an underpass. I feel this will attract a wider range of users. The Underpass would be unsafe for the more vulnerable members of the community, such as the elderly, women and younger users. The underpass could also attract unwanted behaviour, there are many examples of underpasses throughout Cornwall that have sadly been used for graffiti and general antisocial behaviour and the proposed underpass will be no different. The use of a bridge would be more encouraging for leisure commuters to reach the north coast, thus stimulating the economy. "
Members of the Public/Businesses
Mr Simon Lutey on behalf of Residents of Trevalso
"1.Very close proximity of dual carriageway to Trevalso Cottage will result in noise pollution,air pollution affecting health and light pollution from headlights. 2.Also considerably close to Trevalso Farmhouse. 3.Destruction of mature trees and flora on Trevalso lane. 4.Significant effect on farm viability with 1 mile of land taken from dry end of farm."