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Truro and Roseland Community Network Panel agrees to support highways schemes predominantly involving the installation of speed visors in rural parishes

In the Council's budget for this year (2018/19), it was agreed that each Community Network Panel would be allocated £50,000 to pay for minor highways schemes proposed by parishes or local members within their area.

At the Truro and Roseland Community Network Panel meeting in July 2018, several parishes put forward proposals for works in their areas. Most of the proposals were related to the parishes' concerns about speeding traffic in their villages and on rural roads. The schemes were assessed by highways engineers from Cormac and more definitive proposals were brought to the meeting of the network panel in September.

The panel voted unanimously to accept the project listing produced by Cormac engineers most of which were for the installation of speed visors, either permanent and static or mobile versions. It is hoped that the speed visors will be installed before the end of this financial year.

The parishes that will have the speed visors are Chacewater, Kenwyn, Ladock and Feock. Traffic calming is proposed in St Erme, Veryan will have a feasibility study for a 20 mph limit, and a feasibility study will be carried out in St Clement. A proposal for a reductioin in speed limit on the Probus bypass and the installation of an average speed camera was not supported by the officers.




September 2018

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