Images have been released that show what Penzance Promenade might look like once work has been completed in 2020.
Work has already started on a major Cornwall Council-funded scheme to revitalise the Duchy’s only Victorian promenade and the improvements will be completed and ready ahead of the Tour of Britain cycling event in September 2020.
It will be phased as the new surface is laid in three sections between October and June 2020.
Cornwall Councillor Jim McKenna said: “More than 400 residents came along and over 130 feedback forms were submitted at the engagement events in July. I want to thank everyone who took the time to get involved and give their views.
“The project team found this feedback really useful and where possible it has been incorporated in the project. The design ideas, which were developed with input from a number of local school children, were, on the whole, strongly supported.
“The surface colour, the lunar cycle textural design and the pebble seating were the favourite elements of the scheme. It is great to see that this is finally happening.”
Cornwall Councillor Geoff Brown added: “The views of residents are so important and it’s great that so many have contributed to the design. The resurfacing scheme will help to revitalise Penzance promenade so that residents and visitors can enjoy Cornwall’s only Victorian promenade for years to come.”
The scheme to revitalise the promenade is the first phase of a longer term regeneration and coastal protection scheme proposed by the Environment Agency.
As well as improving the area at Penzance, Cornwall Council’s ambition is to provide a Mount’s Bay trail and wider Bay to Bay cycling and walking trail.
A designated cycle route adjacent to the promenade has also been mooted and in time, the plan is to expand the Mount’s Bay route towards the north coast via St Erth, Hayle and St Ives.