Stadium for Cornwall approved

Cornwall Council has approved a planning application for an out of town shopping centre which will pay for the new Stadium for Cornwall.

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Concerns grow over plans for two new retail parks

Concern is growing over the plans to build two new out-of-town retail parks near Truro and the effect that they will have on the city centre.

Cornwall Council gave planning permission for them because they will be able to provide the money to build a new Stadium for Cornwall.

However, there is also doubt over whether there's enough demand from retailers to pay for both stadiums.

Councillor Fiona Ferguson is concerned about the viability of both schemes:

Cornish MP welcomes decision to approve Stadium

Last night a decision was made by Cornwall Council to approve plans for a supermarket, which will fund a brand new Stadium for Cornwall on the outskirts of Truro.

The local MP for Truro and Falmouth Sarah Newton says the Stadium will benefit the whole community:

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Cornish Pirates 'absolutely delighted' about Stadium approval

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".

From a Pirates perspective, the Board can now begin to view the future with clarity over where we will be playing and begin the process to build on our existing great supporter base and to attract new sponsorship incomes.

We can now plan to progressively build the playing squad to compete at the top end of the Championship, within a facility that can showcase the game as a great spectacle but for our players also to showcase their own individual skills in a perfect setting.

We will be working with the other Stadium partners to progress the development of the plans that will bring real benefit to the community across the whole of Cornwall.

– Ian Connell, Chairman of the Cornish Pirates

Stadium for Cornwall approved

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 stadium would be home to the Cornish Pirates Credit: Artist's impression
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