The changing face of Truro?

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Artist's impression of how Harbour Village could look under projects proposed by Truro Town Deal board. Illustration by PBWC architects

Leaders behind Truro’s bid for up to £25 million of Government investment are urging people to have their say on projects that are set to transform the city.

Five concepts have been supported by Truro Town Deal Board, chosen for their potential to boost the economy, create jobs and homes plus celebrate the city’s unique identity and heritage.

These projects and potentially others will continue to involve wider community involvement to gain valuable feedback from Truro residents, businesses and visitors.

The board is also calling for support on the Town Deal’s overall vision. People can head to the website www.trurotownfund.com to give their feedback, or write a letter of support backing the vision and ideas.

Carole Theobald, chair of Truro Town Deal Board, said: “It’s essential that we develop an investment plan that meets the objectives set by Government, by focusing on projects that are deliverable and transformational by 2026, also fit together to tell a story of how we can regenerate our city.”

Work to develop Truro’s Town Investment Plan will continue during Autumn and evolve depending on work with other partners within the city plus opportunities for match funding. The board intends to submit its plan to Government in January 2021.

The projects

Comprising of a lifting bridge from Boscawen to Newham, upgraded pedestrian and cycle connections across the city, including Newham Trail upgrades.

Aim to create residential, workspaces and hospitality suites from existing building stock in the city centre.

Connect the harbour quays via walkways, new marina facilities, pontoons plus re-purpose harbour buildings for business use. Plus upgrading Lemon Quay piazza including a part roof cover.

Leisure and recreational activities, such as indoor climbing wall, water sports, studio hire and extended play areas. Also to include remediation works to eroding riverbank and connection to duck pond.

A series of interlinked projects that celebrate the best of Truro’s heritage and past to contribute to a future focused city. Includes a digital museum, community hub and 5G network.

To give feedback and support the Truro’s bid for the Towns Fund, go to www.trurotownfund.com