Minister announces £1.7 million Objective One investment
to boost industrial development in Redruth
Communities and Local Government Minister David Miliband,
today formally announced investment of £1.7 million
from the European Objective One programme towards the £3.5
million Barncoose link road during a visit to Cornwall.
The new road, which will open up the existing 15 acre Barncoose
Industrial Estate to further investment, will also remove
heavy lorries serving the estate from the centre of Pool and
surrounding residential areas and improve access to the Camborne
and Redruth Community Hospital.
It is hoped the new access to the estate will lead to an
additional 40,000 sq metres of industrial workspace in the
next nine years with the potential to create around 950 new
jobs. The road will also mark the first phase of the planned
Camborne - Redruth East - West route.
Mr Miliband said: "I am delighted to be able to
announce Objective One funding for this major infrastructure
investment which has come about through a real partnership
approach and will create new jobs in an area of historically
Carleen Kelemen, Director of Cornwall's Objective One Partnership,
said: "Improving transport infrastructure where it
is a barrier to economic development is an important part
of transforming the economic future of Cornwall and the Isles
of Scilly. The Barncoose Link Road will open up industrial
land for development by the private sector."
Additional investment for the road is being provided by
Cornwall County Council (£1.5 million) and the South
West Regional Development Agency (£170,000) with backing
from Kerrier District Council and Camborne Pool Redruth Regeneration
Mr Miliband was in Cornwall to learn about tourism, employment
and regeneration initiatives taking place in Cornwall. During
the day he visited the Fistral Beach International Surf Centre
in Newquay to discuss Cornwall's plans for the development
of the tourist industry with local tourism leaders from the
private and public sector.
He also visited Camborne Pool Redruth Regeneration Company
to discuss their plans for the regeneration of the area and
their work with partners under the Government's Neighbourhood
Renewal programme. Mr Miliband met people who had been helped
back into work through the innovative Neighbourhood to Pathways
programme run by local JobCentre Plus offices and Cornwall
Neighbourhoods for Change (CN4C).
CN4C is a community-based regeneration company working with
some of the most deprived communities in Cornwall. Their work
focuses on the residents of often long-neglected housing estates
on the edges of Cornwall's towns and villages. The team comprises
not just employment advisers but also community development
workers. They go out into the community to help clients take
their first steps towards training, education and employment.
This often involves confidence building and overcoming practical
obstacles to accessing paid work.
For further information please contact Wailim Wong on 01752
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in the Barncoose Link Road project
through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The
Programme has also invested in the Camborne, Pool, Redruth
Regeneration Company through the European Regional Development
Fund (ERDF). In addition the Programme has invested in JobCentre
Plus through the European Social Fund (ESF).
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