The Chairman of the Cornwall Business Partnership (CBP) has
spoken out in support of a proposed bypass at a public enquiry.
Thelma Sorensen submitted a statement on behalf of the CBP
and gave evidence to the public enquiry into plans for the
Dobwalls bypass on the A38.
Thelma Sorensen said: "The CBP, as the voice of
business and the economy in Cornwall, strongly supports the
Cornwall County Council position on the Dobwalls bypass. It
is recognised that one of the principle strands of economic
regeneration depends on an adequate, efficient and reliable
physical road infrastructure.
"The Objective One Programme is working to regenerate
Cornwall's economy and part of this work is through
transport infrastructure. Objective One has already invested
in Newquay Cornwall Airport and the dualling of the main railway
"But if the economy of Cornwall is to be successful,
such traffic bottlenecks as Dobwalls must be overcome. Anything
that eases this logjam on the A38 to the A30 must be dealt
with as a matter of urgency.
"The knock on effect of this choke point to local
businesses and those businesses farther a field, is increasingly
expensive in terms of lost man-hours and the provision of
an efficient service to customers. This can only have a negative
effect on those companies we are looking to attract to and
invest in Cornwall."
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The Cornwall Business Partnership was established
in 2000 to speak on behalf of the private sector in Cornwall
and to act as a conduit for public sector consultation. The
CBP was the body charged with providing members for the Objective
One Business Task Force and continues to work closely with
this task force.
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