Steve Double MP secures nearly £11m of funding for Mid-Cornwall for STARR scheme

Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay has secured an additional £10.79m of Government funding for the St Austell Bay Resilient Regeneration project (STARR).

The STARR project aims to reduce flood risk to communities living and working in the St Austell Bay area, particularly in Par and St Blazey. The proposed scheme will bring additional benefits to the area by encouraging investment and making St Austell Bay a better place to work, live and play.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Steve said:

“This is excellent news. I have worked long and hard over the past six years, starting during my time as Cornwall Councillor responsible for the Environment in 2012, to achieve this.”

“As a local St Blazey boy some of my earliest memories were walking through floods in this area. This scheme will make all the difference to the Par and St Blazey community. I would like to thank DEFRA Minister Dr Therese Coffey MP and for her diligence in helping see this through over the many meetings I have had with her and her department, and also the officers at Cornwall Council and the EA for their help in securing this funding”

“I now look forward to working with all involved to see this scheme put in place for the benefit of the Par and St Blazey area.”