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Project Details

The roundabout at Callywith was built to cater for demand from the new Callywith College and also to provide access to existing and future developments at Callywith Gate allocated through the Local Plan.

As well as a new roundabout, the scheme sees improvements made to the highway designed to encourage drivers to reduce their speed along Launceston Road when exiting the A30. It also improved access for pedestrians and cyclists accessing local employment, housing, education and recreational facilities. A new sustainable urban drainage system was also built to direct runoff from the carriageway into a purpose-built pond, rather than directly into sewer systems, therefore reducing the impact on the local drainage network.

The project gained funding from the Government's Growth Deal programme (through the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Economic Partnership), a developer contribution from the College, and Cornwall Council ring-fenced money. The project was the latest to be supported by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership’s £60m Growth Deal, which aims to speed up the delivery of new homes and jobs by removing barriers to growth.

As this scheme was linked to the college development (PA15/06688), the plans have had more scrutiny than usual for a road scheme, in that it has also been through the planning process. There were two public consultations in 2013 (spring and autumn) as part of the Town Framework Plan, and members of the public could also comment on the plans as part of the College planning application, which was approved by the Council's Strategic Planning Committee in December 2015. The plans were also on display at the well-attended public exhibition which took place in Bodmin in July 2016, which was held before construction began on the Building a better Bodmin project.