Green light for Sports Hub

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Plans to create a new Sports Hub at Langarth Garden Village have been given the go ahead by Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee.

Located next to the Langarth Park and Ride on land formerly earmarked for the Stadium for Cornwall, Truro Sports Hub will provide the new permanent home for Truro City Football Club who are currently playing their home matches in Taunton, as well as provide community facilities for use by residents of in the local community including the Garden Village, Threemilestone Football Club and other local sports clubs.

Welcoming the decision to grant permission, Dulcie Tudor, Cornwall Councillor for Threemilestone & Chacewater, said: We’re getting four things delivered on the former stadium site. A football ground for Truro City Football club, who’re finally coming back home. A community football pitch so Threemilestone Football Club who’ve had to play and train in Truro can come home too. And within a year we’ll be seeing plans for a building that will be both a clubhouse for Truro City FC and a community centre with enough space for indoor sports. What’s not to like?”

“Today is landmark day in the history of Truro City Football Club and for Cornwall as a whole,” said Truro City FC chairman Eric Perez. “We wish to thank everyone who worked tirelessly to get us to this point. Today’s decision puts us one giant step closer, and we are proud to say, football’s coming home.”

Construction of the main pitch and the temporary buildings required to enable Truro City to use the pitch for the start of the 2024/25 football season, subject to FA approval, are due to be completed by the end of the current season. Plans to provide a permanent club house and facilities, as well as community rooms on site, will require funding to be identified from a variety of other sources and a separate planning application for that element is expected in the coming months.