Traffic calming top of the list for Penryn planning cash
Traffic calming has topped the list of ideas submitted by Penryn residents for how they want funding from developers to be spent in the town.
An appeal by town clerk Michelle Davey prompted dozens of suggestions for how Section 106 money, which is paid by developers to Cornwall Council as part of planning agreements, should be spent.
Other ideas include improvements to roundabouts, footpaths and funds for the junior school’s swimming pool.
All of the suggestions will be taken to the town council’s specially formed Section 106 group, Miss Davey said, but because of the way the funds are ring-fenced some ideas may not be “appropriate”.
“The section 106 monies that Cornwall Council have are for transport – that includes things like traffic calming – and public open spaces,” she said.
“We are simply going to be making recommendations to Cornwall Council.”
The swimming pool, although a “worthy cause,” may not meet the right criteria for funding.
Cornwall councillor for west Penryn, Mary May, said she hoped the money would be spent on improvements to pavements to “make the town look more joined up.”
Refurbishment of dilapidated shop fronts was another priority for Mrs May. The town council’s Section 106 group will meet on Monday, January 28 to decide.