Par Docks to kick-start local regeneration?

A new study is underway to look at whether developing rail and dock facilities linked to Par Docks could help kick-start economic regeneration in the area.

The Par-Drinnick Feasibility Study – which is being funded with the help of Objective One – will look at the potential for developing Par Docks via a rail link to Drinnick and increasing exports of china clay and aggregates, as well as imports.

The study will also look at the possible benefits for both industry and higher education from developing a brownfield site at Drinnick in association with the Eden Project.

The study is part of on-going work by the Apple Project – a consortium of business and public bodies – to identify social and economic development opportunities in the St Austell area provided by Eden.

In addition to £30,000 from the European Regional Development Fund, the feasibility study is also being funded with money from Restormel Borough Council, IMERYS, McAlpine Joint Venture, Cornwall Enterprise, PROSPER and the South West of England Regional Development Agency.

For more details about Objective One, call the programme’s Helpline on 0800 028 0120 or visit the website www.objectiveone.com


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For further information:

Angie Rowe, Economic Development Officer
Restormel Borough Council
Tel: 01726 223465


Jason Clark
Communications Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel:01872 241379
Fax:01872 241388