Thursday, 30 July 2015

A tale of two stadiums

Today there was an eight hour discussion at the Strategic Planning Committee mainly on enabling applications for the Stadium for Cornwall and a new stadium for Truro City Football Club.

Really disappointing that the Committee felt it had to put the cost of two stadiums onto Truro City Centre. The Government offered to help. Why let the Government off the hook and take the adverse retail impact on Truro instead by approving two out of town retail parks to compete with the City Centre?

It looks like a failure of leadership. Was this not just the right moment to stand up for Cornwall?

Perhaps the Council will reduce town centre parking charges if things get really tough. But I would not hold your breath. Its next plan is to charge for on street parking in town centres too.

Tomorrow, a meeting on the Council's proposed surf tax.

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