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11.02.03      
St Austell action plan exhibition opens

A public exhibition showing the redevelopment action plan for St Austell over the next 20 years has opened to the public at the Engine House in Aylmer Square, and can be viewed for the next four weeks.

The action plan - part funded by Objective One and commissioned by Restormel Regeneration Partnership - provides a framework for the integrated and sustainable regeneration of the area, with the immediate priority being to bring together and co-ordinate a number of initiatives, such as the multi-million pound re-development of the town centre, the Urban Village project in Carlyon Road, and the positive opportunities provided by the nearby Eden Project.

The action plan, on which the public exhibition is based, was completed in November 2002 and was jointly funded by Objective One, the South West Regional Development Agency and Restormel Borough Council.

Keith Everitt, St Austell Bay Regeneration Officer, said: "This document is an important starting point for the development of St Austell over the next 20 years and identifies a number of themes to explore.

"In addition to looking at the immediate opportunities presented by Objective One funding and existing regeneration plans, this study will help St Austell plot a steady course in the short, medium and long-term."

Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to find out more about the six key themes of the action plan, which aim to develop the local community and attract long-term investment. The themes are:

• Raising quality and sustainability in tourism

• Educating the next generation on the environment

• Promoting environmental innovation

• Celebrating industrial heritage

• A healthy market and coastal town

• 'Global to local' quality in food and drink

An exit questionnaire will be used to gauge public opinion towards the action plan, the accuracy of its themes and to generate ideas to drive the development of the area forward.

For further information contact:
Keith Everitt
St Austell Bay Regeneration Officer
01726 63077

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

jason@dclark.co.uk

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