Progress on plan to dual A30 at Temple
NORTH CORNWALL MP Dan Rogerson has welcomed the announcement that Cornwall Council's application to dual the A30 at Temple has been accepted for examination.
The Government announced last Tuesday that the Planning Inspectorate has let the application go forward on behalf of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
Liberal Democrat MP Mr Rogerson has been campaigning for years to get the stretch of road upgraded, working with the local A30 Action Group and the council to secure funding from the coalition Government so that the long-awaited project could go ahead if it is granted planning permission.
In August the council's Liberal Democrat/Independent Cabinet gave its backing to the £60 million project.
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Mr Rogerson said: "I am glad that the Planning Inspectorate has allowed the application to go forward to the next stage, so that people can have their say on the plans.
"Only last Saturday I was stuck in tailbacks approaching Temple while travelling from my office in Launceston to Penryn, which meant I missed the opening of the Cornish Gorsedh ceremony that I was due to attend.
"The sooner this stretch of road is upgraded to dual carriageway, the sooner local people, businesses, visitors and the Cornish economy will enjoy the benefits."