The consultation was completed over a six month period during 2010 in
conjunction with the Rame Peninsula Trust Community Interest Company, Cllr. George Trubody (Rame) and Cornwall Council.
Consultation was wide and residents of the whole area were given the opportunity of feeding their thoughts and suggestions for inclusion in the results.
Questionnaires and/or information were available through the following mediums
|AdvertiserQuestionnaire insert distributed to:MillbrookSt.JohnSheviockAntony||Yes||Yes|
|Door to DoorKingsandCawsand||Yes||Yes|
|Freathy summer fayre||Yes||Yes|
|Mount Edgcumbe Vintage Rally||Yes||Yes|
|Parish Councils:MillbrookSt.JohnSheviockAntonyMaker with Rame||Yes||Yes|
|Rame Peninsula Trust CIC||Yes||Yes|
|St.John monthly coffee morning||Yes||Yes|
A total of 1993 responses were received split throughout the questions as follows:
A broad summary of the results
- Roads become severely congested and at times become ‘gridlocked’ (58%)
- Do not commute (45%) but from those who do commute, Traffic jams (52%)
- Access to shops, leisure & health facilities – no access to any of them unless travel by road (42%)
- The area has reached maximum capacity (40%)
- New house building – it would be bad for local people and create extra traffic that the roads cannot cope with (68%)
What impact does tourist traffic have on your area?
(A) Roads become severely congested & at times become ‘gridlocked’.
(B) There is a little more traffic than usual but no delays.
(C) No impact on the roads at all.
- The chart illustrates 98% of replied that tourist traffic has an impact throughout the area and over half felt tourist traffic courses severe congestion. No additional comments were received.
What impact does the road network have on your work?
(A) Traffic jams are often experienced when travelling to work and cause delays.
(B) The roads become busy at peak times but do not cause problems.
(C) I do not commute to work so it does not cause a problem.
- Almost half (45%) of replies state that they do not commute to work.
- This leaves only 55% able to respond to the question of the impact that the road network has on their work.
- 100% of commuter’s state that they have experienced traffic jams and busy road usage at peak times. However, 48% state that although the roads are busy at peak times it does not cause problems.
- There was no choice that people could choose stating the roads do not get busy.
How good is your access to shops, leisure & health facilities?
(A) No access to any of them unless travel by road.
(B) Some are easy to get to by foot but most need to be reached by road.
(C) All these services are easily reached by foot or a short distance by road.
The Rame Peninsula is a geographically isolated area with limited access to public transport.
- Health: GP surgeries in Kingsand, Millbrook & Torpoint.
- Health Clinic situated in Torpoint
- Shops: Village shops in all areas except St. John and larger stores in Millbrook & Torpoint.
- Leisure: All areas have various clubs open to all residents and a Sports centre is situated in Torpoint.
- The replies state that 42% felt the facilities/services are only accessible by road and 19% can be accessed by foot
What is the impact of living on a peninsula surrounded by water?
(A) Road access needs to be improved.
(B) Greater use of Water Transport & Ferry’s.
(C) The area has reached maximum capacity.
Two of the three possible replies referred to road access and 78% of replies felt the area has reached maximum capacity and road access needs improving.
What impact would new house building have on your area?
(A) It would be bad for local people & create extra traffic that the roads cannot cope with.
(B) It would be good for local people but the road access would have to be
(C) It would have no impact on the area or the roads.
- In excess of two thirds of the replies stated that new house building would be bad for local people and the roads would not be able to cope with the additional traffic.
- Less than a third felt that although new house building would be good for local people, the road access would have to be improved.
- Only 3% of all replies felt new housing would have no impact.
Speed on the A374 (Trerulefoot to Torpoint Road)?
(A) Speed limits need to be reduced along the route.
(B) Speed limits need reducing through villages only.
(C) Current speed limits in place are acceptable.
- Almost half of replies felt that the A374 current speed limit needs to be reduced with 28% feeling that only the limits through villages need reducing.
- Slightly less than one third felt the current limits through villages and along the A374 was acceptable.