Healthy Streets Penzance

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The aim of the Healthy Streets PZ scheme is to reduce traffic and pollution levels in the town centre and create a better environment for all, allowing space for people to move around safely and comfortably. The scheme is also part of the wider ambition to promote sustainable transport and tackle climate change, and make Penzance a thriving place for the future.

Healthy Streets PZ scheme partners are using this site to give you opportunities to share your views about the scheme and to keep you informed about progress.


Details of the second phase of Penzance’s Healthy Streets scheme have been finalised following extensive consultation with local residents, businesses and partners.

Please click here to view a short film about this phase of the project. https://youtu.be/b6xuERQnVtI

The final proposals are:

This scheme will also improve accessibility by providing new crossings points with tactile paving to support visually impaired people and 5 new disabled parking spaces at the western end of Promenade Road in front of the arcade.

Following overwhelming public support for the 20mph speed limit, this element has been introduced ahead of the rest of the scheme. Around 100 new 20 mph signs have been erected across the town, with the new speed limit in these areas coming into operation at the end of July.

Plans are currently being developed to extend the 20mph speed limit to Treneere.

The number and location of the additional crossings on Alexandra Road and Western Promenade Road have been amended following the consultation.

Work on providing the new crossings and signage will begin later this year.

Update on Healthy Streets PZ scheme October 29 2021

The aim of the Healthy Streets PZ scheme is to make Penzance a better, healthier and easier place to live, work and shop by reducing the dominance of traffic in Market Jew Street.

As this is a trial, we welcome all comments and any suggestions for changes to the current proposals from members of the public so they can be considered before a decision is made on a final scheme next Spring.

We want to ensure that the final scheme meets the needs of all parts of the community. This means making sure that the town centre is accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. Measures were added to the original scheme to not simply maintain, but also to improve accessibility in the town. These include the introduction of a shopmobility scheme, creating more accessible routes and providing more disabled parking spaces with access to Market Jew Street. Work is continuing to implement these measures as soon as possible.

Creating more opportunities for people to walk and cycle safely in the town centre not only reflects the views expressed by residents during Penzance Expo and Neighbourhood Plan consultation, it is also part of the town’s response to the climate emergency. This approach also aligns with government policy which is shifting towards prioritising vulnerable and low carbon road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.

A key concern raised with the team during the past few months has been a lack of enforcement. Although tickets continue to be issued to people found to be breaching the restrictions, the team are investigating additional enforcement measures in response to these requests, including the use of number plate recognition cameras.

We are monitoring how the scheme is working for all groups. Before any new measures are introduced, we will be carrying out further consultation with representatives of disability groups on the next steps, with further consideration given to how those with mobility issues can access services on the high street during pedestrian hours.

Work will also be taking place on developing proposals for Newlyn through the wider Town Deal programme. These discussions are at a very early stage, and consultation will be carried out with local residents and businesses before any decisions are made.

Further information about the scheme can be found on the Love Penzance site https://lovepenzance.co.uk/pz-healthy-streets/consultations/ https://lovepenzance.co.uk/pz-healthy-streets/ where people can also make comments and ask questions.


The aim of the Healthy Streets PZ scheme is to reduce traffic and pollution levels in the town centre and create a better environment for all, allowing space for people to move around safely and comfortably. The scheme is also part of the wider ambition to promote sustainable transport and tackle climate change, and make Penzance a thriving place for the future.

Healthy Streets PZ scheme partners are using this site to give you opportunities to share your views about the scheme and to keep you informed about progress.


Details of the second phase of Penzance’s Healthy Streets scheme have been finalised following extensive consultation with local residents, businesses and partners.

Please click here to view a short film about this phase of the project. https://youtu.be/b6xuERQnVtI

The final proposals are:

This scheme will also improve accessibility by providing new crossings points with tactile paving to support visually impaired people and 5 new disabled parking spaces at the western end of Promenade Road in front of the arcade.

Following overwhelming public support for the 20mph speed limit, this element has been introduced ahead of the rest of the scheme. Around 100 new 20 mph signs have been erected across the town, with the new speed limit in these areas coming into operation at the end of July.

Plans are currently being developed to extend the 20mph speed limit to Treneere.

The number and location of the additional crossings on Alexandra Road and Western Promenade Road have been amended following the consultation.

Work on providing the new crossings and signage will begin later this year.

Update on Healthy Streets PZ scheme October 29 2021

The aim of the Healthy Streets PZ scheme is to make Penzance a better, healthier and easier place to live, work and shop by reducing the dominance of traffic in Market Jew Street.

As this is a trial, we welcome all comments and any suggestions for changes to the current proposals from members of the public so they can be considered before a decision is made on a final scheme next Spring.

We want to ensure that the final scheme meets the needs of all parts of the community. This means making sure that the town centre is accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. Measures were added to the original scheme to not simply maintain, but also to improve accessibility in the town. These include the introduction of a shopmobility scheme, creating more accessible routes and providing more disabled parking spaces with access to Market Jew Street. Work is continuing to implement these measures as soon as possible.

Creating more opportunities for people to walk and cycle safely in the town centre not only reflects the views expressed by residents during Penzance Expo and Neighbourhood Plan consultation, it is also part of the town’s response to the climate emergency. This approach also aligns with government policy which is shifting towards prioritising vulnerable and low carbon road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.

A key concern raised with the team during the past few months has been a lack of enforcement. Although tickets continue to be issued to people found to be breaching the restrictions, the team are investigating additional enforcement measures in response to these requests, including the use of number plate recognition cameras.

We are monitoring how the scheme is working for all groups. Before any new measures are introduced, we will be carrying out further consultation with representatives of disability groups on the next steps, with further consideration given to how those with mobility issues can access services on the high street during pedestrian hours.

Work will also be taking place on developing proposals for Newlyn through the wider Town Deal programme. These discussions are at a very early stage, and consultation will be carried out with local residents and businesses before any decisions are made.

Further information about the scheme can be found on the Love Penzance site https://lovepenzance.co.uk/pz-healthy-streets/consultations/ https://lovepenzance.co.uk/pz-healthy-streets/ where people can also make comments and ask questions.


  • CLOSED: This survey is now closed.

    We would welcome feedback and views from all residents and visitors of Penzance about Phase 2 of the Healthy Streets Penzance scheme.

    Please complete our public opinion survey by 25 March 2021 to give your views and feedback.

    Please note: As part of the Traffic Regulation Order process a Statutory consultation on the individual proposed measures included in Phase 2 of the scheme will begin on 25th February 2021 and end on 25th March 2021. Please use the statutory consultation if you wish to respond formally to any of the proposed measures included in Phase 2 of the scheme, For more details, please visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/trafficconsult

    Privacy Notice 

    We will use the information you provide to inform the Healthy Streets Penzance scheme and other regeneration projects for Penzance as appropriate.

    The Data Controller for the information you provide in this survey is Cornwall Council, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY. Data Protection Registration Number: Z1745294. Once the survey has closed, your data will be held within Cornwall Council’s secure network and premises for up to 2 years. Access to your information will only be made to authorised members of staff who are required to process it for the purposes outlined in this privacy notice. 

    The anonymised survey results will be shared with Healthy Streets Penzance scheme partners.


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