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Stadium for Cornwall and Hall for Cornwall could bid for government funding

Stadium for Cornwall and Hall for Cornwall could bid for government funding

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:21am 18th June 2020.

Written by Richard Whitehouse, Local Democracy Reporter

The Stadium for Cornwall and the Hall for Cornwall could be set to bid for money being provided by the Government for projects which could help boost the economy.

The Government has asked local councils and local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) to submit bids for cash to help “shovel ready” projects which could be delivered within the next 18 months.

At a meeting of Cornwall Council’s Cabinet this morning it was announced that the Stadium for Cornwall and Hall for Cornwall could be put forward for consideration.

The Hall for Cornwall in Truro is currently undergoing a major refurbishment and had been due to reopen this autumn. However due to delays and the coronavirus pandemic it has been pushed back to spring 2021.

Plans for the Stadium for Cornwall, which would be a home for the Cornish Pirates rugby union side and Truro City Football Club, have been trying to move forward over the past few months.

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Construction work currently underway at the Hall for Cornwall

Cornwall Council has secured the land needed for the stadium and is working on transferring it to the stadium partners which include the Pirates, Truro City and Truro and Penwith College.

The stadium, which is planned for a site at Langarth on the outskirts of Truro and close to the planned Langarth Garden Village, is yet to get underway.

Tim Dwelly, Cabinet member for economy and planning, said the Hall for Cornwall had been impacted by covid-19 and could see costs rise.

He said that while the project was not controlled by the council it was contributing funding and supporting it.

He said: “We are looking at whether we should put this forward for funding and the LEP is taking a list to the Government.

“We all hope that we can help to get the Hall for Cornwall back on track.”

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What the Stadium for Cornwall could look like

Turning to the stadium he explained that the Cornish Pirates would be submitting a bid to the Government for funding.

Cllr Dwelly said: “Our role has not changed, but we will be supporting them on that.

“It will come down to whether the Government supports it as one of those projects affected by Covid-19.”

Cllr Dwelly added: “The situation with the stadium, it really will be down to the Pirates company making the case to the Government if they are eligible under the rules for funding.”

Phil Mason, strategic director for economic growth and development at Cornwall Council, told the Cabinet that work was ongoing to transfer the land for the stadium to the stadium partners.

He said the council was working with the stadium partners to update the stadium business case to help with any bid for government funding.

“There is an opportunity from the Government to give an opportunity for projects that are ready to go to ask the Government for financial help.

“The Pirates are seeing that as a potential opportunity.”

Mr Mason said the council was working with the stadium partners quickly so that they can take advantage of any potential funding.

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