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Stadium for Cornwall supporters dismay at Truro Council's 'delaying tactics'
3:00pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
Supporters of a 'Stadium for Cornwall have said they are disappointed at a Judicial Review request taken out by Truro City Council against the development at Langarth.
The S4C Group says the persistence by the council in "still employing delaying tactics affecting the provision of the Stadium", which received unanimous planning approval in April of this year, disregards, "the level of public support for the Stadium and the hopes and aspirations it will bring to young people in sport generally in Cornwall".
Adding that the current action by TCC has already made it "virtually impossible", to raise funding for the stadium.
A spokesman said: "Compare this attitude to that of Exeter City Council, who not only had the vision to realise from the start what an asset the Sandy Park Stadium would be - and which it has proven to be - but has subsequently given its full support to an extension to same, benefitting not only followers of sport, but the economy of the city itself. This support from Exeter City Council is also shown by its sponsorship of some of The Exeter Chiefs’ off-field activities. That must say something."
"If TCC wants to see Truro as the administrative centre of Cornwall and the hub of Cornish business and enterprise, it has to look to the future and accept that major developments such as those being proposed have to be carried out, or does it just want to see Truro as an old market town, with no investment, dying on its feet?
"It has already lost a judicial review into Cornwall Council's consent for the Truro Eastern District Centre which cost around £20,000 in legal fees, with still further costs being awarded against them. And it’s the Truro ratepayers who will in the end be paying this bill – and more, if TCC continues on its path of self-destruction by continually taking out expensive and lost-cause judicial reviews such as this."
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