Cornish Pirates say they are "absolutely delighted" that Cornwall Council has approved a planning application for a shopping centre which will pay for the new Stadium.
The Stadium will be the new home of the Championship team and will give them a facility "that can showcase the game as a great spectacle".
Cornwall Council has approved a planning application for an out of town shopping centre which will pay for the new Stadium for Cornwall.
Permission had already been granted for the stadium on the outskirts of Truro - but the money to build it depended on permission for a shopping development at West Langarth, about four miles from the city centre.
That's just been approved, against the recommendation of council officials.
The fate of the Stadium for Cornwall could be decided at a council meeting later today.
Planners are being recommended to turn down an application for a supermarket on the site at Threemilestone near Truro, which developers say is needed to finance the stadium.
A decision was deferred in March to allow further work to be carried out on the application.
The 6,000-seat stadium would be the new home of the Cornish Pirates.
The Cornish Pirates were in action in the Championship tonight.
They travelled to Nottingham -- and after leading 9-0 at half time at Lady Bay Stadium, the Pirates went on to win 16-14.
Onto rugby and Cornish Pirates made the long journey to London in the Championship tonight.
The Pirates made a good showing but were beaten by London Scottish at the Athletic Ground. Final score 27-15.
The Cornish Pirates long serving prop forward Alan Paver, has signed a two-year contract as a Player/Coach.
The 36 year old known as 'Paves' has amassed 310 games for the club, inlcluding playing in the RFU Championship XV against the Maori All Blacks.
Director of Rugby Ian Davies says:
"_Alan has always had a leading input with the scrummaging here at the Pirates but now this role will help him expand his focus to other parts of the team... at some point he may realise there are other players on the field other than just front rowers! "
Rugby and in the Championship, the Cornish Pirates went down 36-3 at Leeds. It was their final game of the season. They finish in sixth place, the same as last season.
In tonight's Championship rugby, the Cornish Pirates were beaten at third-from-bottom Moseley.
The scores were level until the hosts scored a late try and penalty to win 28 - 20.