Off-Island Road Improvements Could Get EU Development Funding

Higher Town on St Martin's

Higher Town on St Martin’s

The off-islands could get improvements to roads and quays included in the next round of European Union funding.

The Council’s Strategic Investment Manager, Diana Mompoloki, told members of last week’s Planning Committee that as part of the Community-Led Local Development scheme, some infrastructure projects could receive cash.

It was in response to a question by St Martin’s councillor, Christine Savill, who asked about the possibility of paying for roads on the off-islands.

Diana said that the EU cash itself couldn’t be used for this type of work, but the portion being added by the UK government could.

The Duchy of Cornwall maintains the roads on St Agnes, Bryher and St Martin’s.

Last December, they were granted planning approval to surface three unmade sections of road on Bryher.



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