The St Austell Bay Resilient Regeneration Project

The St Austell Bay Resilient Regeneration Project (StARR) is a £32M flood alleviation and regeneration scheme led by Cornwall County Council.

The 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.

Work will focus on the the whole of the Par River Catchment and will be delivered in partnership between Cornwall County Council, The Environment Agency, Westcountry Rivers Trust, South West Water, the University of Exeter and Cornwall Development Company.

Westcountry Rivers Trust’s role within the project is to work with local communities in the upper catchment to develop and deliver Natural Flood Management solutions.

The project is receiving up to £7.8m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  Additional funding is being provided by a variety of sources including DEFRA Growth funds, Flood Defence Grant in Aid, South West Water and Cornwall Council.

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Please note that the Sandy River catchment is no longer part of this project; these infographics are currently being updated.