Truro City’s football ground could be transformed into a retail park under new plans formally announced. Helical Retail presented its plans to develop the land at Treyew Road in Truro at a meeting on Thursday night. It believes the park, specialising in furnishing and other non-food businesses, could bring in about £16m and 150 jobs to the local economy.
The football club has struck a deal to develop a new ground and training facility as part of the proposals.
Pete Masters, chairman of Truro City, said: “At some point the Treyew Road site will be developed.
“We are trying to find a solution where the club gets a new ground and enhanced facilities, and Truro gets a development that satisfies everybody’s needs.”
A new piece of land has also been identified as a potential site for the football club at Nansavallan Farm in Killiow near Truro.
Comment Three short points:
- Does Truro really, really need more retail?
- This will result in more traffic – so no end to congestion then!
- Impact of new development at Nansavallan Farm.
Now at the moment the football club is nicely located in that its relatively easy to reach by people in Truro – walk or bus. Killiow – not really walkable and less accessible by bus! We can expect more traffic on this already busy road!!!
In essence this is a development which is unsustainable!