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 Saturday, 4 January, 2003, 12:23 GMT
Liaison group 'opens dialogue'
Imerys china clay works
Imerys plans a new jetty in a 17m expansion
A new group has been formed to improve communications between the operators of Cornwall's china clay industry and homeowners who live near the main shipping port.

The aim of the Par Community Liaison Group is to provide a platform for residents to voice opinions and concerns over the future use and growth of Par Docks.

The move follows the announcement last year of a 17m plan by clay firm Imerys to build a new jetty and bunkers at Par to ship out and process china clay waste for use in the construction industry.

The project was announced at a time when ports across the South West were witnessing an increase in business as more and more firms switched from road to sea freight transport.

Lorries fear

Par Docks became the point of entry for all timber being brought into the South West.

Its expansion caused great concern for some residents who feared an increase in lorries and transporters.

Imerys has now formed the new group.

Its members are community representatives and company staff.

They hope to engage in open dialogue about the docks future growth.

Meetings will be held quarterly with a public forum to be held annually.


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