Vital repairs to the road behind the beach at Trevone are underway following damage sustained in last winter's storms.
Dan, who is also the Government Minister responsible for flooding, joined Cornwall Councillor Richard Buscombe and Padstow Town Councillors for Trevone Richard Higman, to inspect the repair works on Friday.
Storms and flooding earlier this year destroyed the road behind the beach, leaving just one road in and out of the village.
Villagers met with Dan in February to raise concerns about Trevone being cut off if there was a problem on the remaining road in and out of the village. Dan also discussed the impact on local tourism businesses and the need for the Government and Cornwall Council to work together to make sure repairs works were carried out as quickly as possible.
Speaking after his visit, Dan said: "We knew that this repair work would take time given the scale of the damage to the road the need for it to be properly assessed and repaired. After working in Government to secure vital funding for recovery and flood prevention works following the winter storms it is great to see that the repairs to the road at Trevone are now well underway
“I’d like to thank Cornwall Councillor Richard Buscombe, Trevone Ward Town Councillors Richard Higman, Ian McKey and Teri Walter and everyone in the village who has worked hard to make sure that Trevone is getting the help and support it needed after the storms.”
Alongside problems at Trevone, the exceptional winter weather also left many part of the South West Coast Path in the area impassable. This summer the Government announced a £1.1 million investment to repair the damage along the South West Coast Path, including at Trevone, Daymer Bay and Barretts Zawn near Port Isaac