Generally we would expect this to reduce over time as motorists realise that the local road network does block up and becomes slower than the marked diversion route. The creation of an improved business environment is an important strategic theme and forms the basis for achieving many of the key strategic objectives of the Structure Plan. Local Plans will need to set out clear parameters for development on the basis of this strategy. The distribution of other housing will be dependent on the detailed considerations of local plans. The expectation will be that an increasing proportion of development will be related to other main towns and local centres. The settlements’ mining origins are reflected in its unusually prominent position in the landscape with a backdrop of the historic Carn Brea to the south and the A30 to the north.
The second largest urban centre in Cornwall in terms of population, St.Austell merges with an almost continuous built up area that includes St.Blazey. The retail and administrative importance of Truro makes it highly attractive for private investment. This leads to congestion and pollution, which will only be exacerbated unless a more balanced approach to homes and jobs is sought. The land use and transport planning issues in South East Cornwall are more related to the effects of Plymouth than the rest of the County.
The main issue is how the level and distribution of development should relate to the wider sub-region. An aspect of this is the large number that commute to Plymouth for employment. Congestion is caused by this commuting over the Tamar. This Environmental Assets and Constraints Report has been produced at an early stage to ensure that the key environmental assets are taken into account during the identification and development of strategic transport options.
This is designed to ensure that options, which have major, Copy Writing Services unavoidable environmental disbenefits, can be either avoided or suitably mitigated. The study area for the environmental work has been previously defined and agreed with GOSW. Broadly, the study area comprises a 1km band either side of A36/A46 which crosses the study area from Junction 18 of M4, south east towards M27 (Southampton). The study area also includes the A350, which extends from J17 of the M4 to Warminster. At the request of the Steering Group (see notes of meeting on 30 October 2002) the report has also been extended to cover the section of the A350 south of Warminster towards Poole.