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Dobwalls bypass

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 line.

"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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