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Old Budock Hospital Sports Centre Plans Move Closer
4:22pm 24th June 2013
(Updated 4:22pm 24th June 2013)
Plans to turn the old Budock Hospital in Falmouth into a sports facility for school children have moved a step closer.
The NHS had wanted to put the site on the open market.
Now health officials have agreed to work with Cornwall Council on plans for its future, after MP for Truro and Falmouth, Sarah Newton, raised the issue in the Commons.
Her office released this statement: 'Pupils at Falmouth School currently have to use playing fields at Union Corner during their sports lessons, fields that are located some distance away from the school and accessible only via crossing a busy road.
In contrast the Budock site, derelict for some years, is located in the middle of the School campus.
Falmouth School have put forward plans to sell the Union Corner playing fields, and use the funds from the sale to purchase the Budock site for development as an all-weather sports facility.
Such a development would ensure that pupils have safe and ready access to first class sports facilities for the first time.'
It is hoped a joint agreement will be signed on 19th July.
Commenting, Sarah Newton said: "I am very pleased that Falmouth School, the NHS and Cornwall Council are working positively together to create what will be a great sports facility for the whole community. I look forward to continuing to work with these partners as the plans progress further, and to helping deliver a true Olympic legacy for the School, and for Falmouth as a whole."
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