A30 Chiverton Cross to Carland Cross statutory consultation

Closed 12 Mar 2018

Opened 29 Jan 2018

Results updated 7 Jan 2022

The consultation on plans to upgrade the A30 single carriageway between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross roundabouts in Cornwall, closed on 12 March 2018.

The consultation report was published in September 2018, when the application for a Development Consent Order was accepted by the Planning Inspectorate for examination. A link to the full consultation report can be found below.

A Development Consent Order for the scheme was granted on 6 February 2020. 

More information about the project can be found on the scheme webpage



We are consulting on our proposals to improve the A30 between Chiverton and Carland Cross.

In July 2017 we announced our preferred route for the scheme. Since then we have been developing the design of the scheme by talking to land owners, undertaking additional surveys and progressing our environmental assessments.

This statutory consultation is your opportunity to express your views on the design of the proposed scheme in advance of our application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) (a type of planning permission) to authorise construction.

Our proposal includes:

  • an 8.7 mile, high quality 70mph dual carriageway, connecting to the existing A30 dual carriageway at either end
  • replacement of Chiverton Cross roundabout with a new, 2 level motorway style roundabout
  • a new, 2 level partial junction at Chybucca, with west-facing slip roads connecting to the new dual carriageway
  • replacement of the existing roundabout at Carland Cross with a 2 level motorway style junction
  • new bridges and accesses across the new road and the old road
  • retention of the existing A30 including the construction of further local roads to maintain connectivity.

Your feedback will allow us to make sure we have got the best scheme, or highlight where we might still need to make changes, before we make our application.

Have your say by completing the response form below.

Give Us Your Views

The need for the scheme

As one of two direct routes linking Cornwall with the rest of the UK, the A30 is vital for the county’s economy, and the people who use it as part of their daily lives including tourists, commuters and local communities.

But there is a problem. Although the A30 is a largely free-flowing dual carriageway all the way from Camborne to the M5 at Exeter, there is one section that has not yet been addressed. Despite previous attempts to upgrade it, the section between Chiverton and Carland Cross has remained single carriageway, causing congestion, delays, accidents and vehicles rat-running through local villages, especially at weekends and in the summer months.

For a region depending heavily on tourism, this is not good news. Compared with UK averages, Cornwall is now under-performing economically.

The Government has announced funding for a scheme to improve this section of the A30. This investment gives us an opportunity to make access to Cornwall more sustainable and easier for future generations, allowing the region to improve the perception of Cornwall for tourists and visitors. This will make it an easier place to visit and do business with.

Please view the video below to see more about the need for the scheme.



Fly-through video

Please see the below video for a visual fly-through of the proposed scheme.




How to get involved

Please take part in the consultation: all of the consultation information is available on this webpage including a consultation booklet with a summary of the proposed route.

Attend a public consultation event

Public consultation events, offering people the chance to see the proposals and meet with members of the project team, will be held as shown below.

You can also view a virtual consultation event.

Date Times Location Address
Friday 2 February 2018 2pm to 8pm St Erme Community Centre Castle Field, Trispen, Truro, TR4 9BD
Wednesday 7 February 2018 2pm to 8pm Blackwater Village Hall Blackwater, Cornwall, TR4 8ET
Thursday 8 February 2018 10am to 4pm Perranporth Methodist Chapel Ponsmere Road, Perranporth , TR6 0EW
Saturday 10 February 2018 11am to 5pm Cornwall Council, County Hall Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY
Monday 12 February 2018 2pm to 8pm Victory Hall, Indian Queens Saint Francis Road, St Columb, TR9 6PP
Tuesday 13 February 2018 2pm to 8pm Shortlanesend Village Hall Roseworthy Road, Shortlanesend, Truro, TR4 9DU
Wednesday 14 February 2018 2pm to 8pm St Michael the Archangel St Michael's Road, Newquay, TR7 1RA

Visit a public information point

Public information is located in a number of libraries and within Truro County Hall during normal opening hours.

All local libraries can be reached via the main switchboard by calling 0300 1234 111, emailing libraries@cornwall.gov.uk or visiting the Cornwall Council website.

Location Address
Newquay Library Marcus Hill, Newquay, TR7 1BD
Perranporth Library Oddfellows Hall, Ponsmere Road, Perranporth, TR6 0BW
Redruth Library Clinton Road, Redruth, TR15 2QE
St Agnes Library Trelawney Road, St Agnes, TR5 0TP
Truro, County Hall Cornwall Council County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY
Truro Community Library Union Place, Truro, TR1 1EP

Please read through the consultation booklet below and use the online survey to give us your throughts on the proposed scheme.


  • All members of the public


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