Plans For Million Pound Technology Park

Members of the public will be able to give their views on proposals for an £18.4 million scheme for a new technology park and road improvements at the A391 in Carluddon in September. 

A week of drop in consultation events has been organised by Cornwall Council between Saturday 8 September and Friday 14 September to give people an opportunity to have their say on the scheme. 

The new scheme, called the 'Carluddon A391 road improvement and technology park', would bring a new 2.8ha technology park to Carluddon, as well as new section of the A391. 

The proposals also cover the first employment building and masterplan for the remaining employment land. "I welcome the opportunity to be part of this project that is intended to bring investment that will lead to jobs in this area of Cornwall," said Councillor Chris Ridgers, Cornwall Council portfolio holder for the Economy. 

"The project will focus on environmental technology jobs which will be a key area for national growth and I am keen to promote and develop this sector in the china clay area." 

The new section of road, which will move a mile long section of the A391 west at Carluddon, will reduce congestion for vehicles travelling to and from St Austell and include cycle and pedestrian links. 

After the consultation the results will be evaluated and the proposal will be finalised ahead of the submissions of the planning applications in December 2012. Cornwall Council will also be applying for European funding and potentially national funding to match the funds already committed to the project through the Eco-communities Programme of Development. 

Peter Wyper, Chair of Treverbyn Parish Council said: "I am pleased that Cornwall Council is encouraging local participation in bringing forward this proposal. 

"I believe that it will have a very significant and positive effect on the parish, and the Parish Council will actively encourage participation by our community." 

Consultation Venues: 

  • St Austell Town Centre Market Saturday 8 September 9.30am to 2pm 
  • Stenalees Methodist Church - Meet the technical team Monday 10 September 2pm to 7pm 
  • Penwithick Village Hall - Meet the technical team Tuesday 11 September 12pm to 7pm 
  • Bugle Methodist Church Hall - Meet the technical team Wednesday 12 September 12pm to 7pm 
  • Cornwall College St Austell - Meet the technical team Thursday 13 September 5pm to 8pm 
  • ASDA, St Austell Friday 14 September 9.30am to 1.30pm 

Further information and an online survey is available at