A30 upgrade receives development consent from Secretary of State

WCN Editorial Team 10 Feb 2020 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The application for the A30 between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross has been given development consent by the Secretary of State for the UK Department of Transport.

The project will include construction of a new 12.5km off line section and new grade separated junctions at Chiverton and Carland Cross, and Chybucca.

The majority of the existing A30 will be retained as local route. The project is located at the A30 trunk road between Chiverton and Carland Cross roundabouts.

The Planning Inspectorate chief executive Sarah Richards said: “This is the 80th nationally significant infrastructure project to have been examined and decided within the timescales laid down in the Planning Act 2008.

“The Planning Inspectorate is committed to giving local communities the opportunity of being involved in the examination of projects that may affect them.

The A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross dualling scheme will result in 8.7 miles of new 70mph dual carriageway. It is the only remaining stretch of single carriageway on the A30, between Camborne and the M5 at Exeter.

“Local people, the local authority and other interested parties were able to participate in a 6-month long examination. The Examining Authority listened and gave full consideration to local views before making their recommendation.”

The £290m project is expected to commence later this year and is due for completion by 2023.

Development plans have been in the pipeline for the past six years.

Roads Minister Baroness Vere said: “This Government is committed to delivering an infrastructure revolution and levelling up access across the country.

“This vital upgrade of the A30 will improve safety, cut congestion, boost access for drivers on their daily commute and create better journeys for the surrounding communities.”

On 30 August 2018,  application was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration by Highways England.
It was accepted for examination on 27 September 2018.

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Green light for A30 dual-carriageway work. (Credit: Crown copyright/gov.uk)

 

 

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