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Mining area's 22m lottery grant
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Plans to regenerate an historic Cornish mining area have been given more than 22m in Big Lottery funding.

The money will be used to create a World Heritage Site gateway and parkland at Pool, near Camborne.

Known as the Heartlands Project, the aim is to transform one of the county's most derelict urban areas into a cultural landscape.

It will include play-spaces, formal gardens and a performance space for events for more than 4,000 people.

There will be new education and health facilities for local people and also cycle links to local trails.

New public art will include a range of water features, sculpture and contemporary architecture to complement the Grade Robinson's Shaft mine complex.

It is hoped the scheme will act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the Camborne-Pool-Redruth area.

Local MP Julia Goldsworthy said: "This massive injection of resources will make one of the most important and visible entrances into the Camborne and Redruth area into an inspiring new landscape equipped with great facilities, rather than an eyesore you would rather avoid.

"This project will deliver fantastic new services and will re-energise and regenerate the local area, providing a strong platform for future development."

What do you think about the project? Join in the debate: Laurence Reed, Radio Cornwall at 1200 BST.

Phone: 01872 222222.



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The area is to be transformed into a World Heritage Site



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