Derek’s Plan

Improve the local infrastructure

  • The A30

I believe, and I know many others do, that the A30 between St Erth and Penzance no longer meets the demand we place upon it. The A30 Bypass is not a new idea. It was developed in the 1990s and got the go ahead, only to be shelved in 1997 when Labour came to power. Since then, traffic has increased, new homes and industrial units have been built along the route and long overdue road safety measures are yet to be introduced in St Erth and Crowlas. Crowlas remains the only village not bypassed by the A30, and the school is popular and has grown significantly.We need to reduce congestion and harmful emissions and boost our local economy. Congestion on the A30 west of St Erth is estimated to cost Penwith’s economy £3.1m per annum.

  • The Heliport

I am in full support of the proposal to reinstate the helicopter service between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly. This investment will be a significant boost for our economy, both in West Cornwall and on Scilly, and help to address many of the concerns that people on the Isles of Scilly have regarding transport particularly during winter months.