A developer has said a 'multi-purpose stadium to serve the whole of Cornwall' could be built, if permission for a huge out of town retail park and massive supermarket is given the green light near Indian Queens.
Greenside Real Estate Solutions has proposed a new mixed use development at Indian Queens, and proposals will soon be submitted for a major retail and leisure development on a 60 acre site.
The site has direct frontage onto the A30 and is accessed via the existing junction with the B3279 to St. Dennis.
The company says that the leisure element of the proposed development is "focused on providing a multi-purpose stadium to serve the whole of Cornwall".
Adding that a "range of commercial and tourist-focused leisure attractions will also be proposed", with "particular emphasis in linking in with the Goss Moor Trail to improve its accessibility and visitor experience".
The retail development will include a 40,000 sq.ft. supermarket and approximately 150,000 sq.ft. of non-food retailers, with the developer adding that a supermarket operator has "indicated its support for the development and will soon be signed up".
The developer is also "keen to utilise the energy saving opportunities that will be provided by the proximity of the soon to be opened SITA energy recovery centre (CERC)".
Malcolm Lea, partner of Greenside RES LLP, said: “We are well aware of the need of a stadium for Cornwall and that previous proposals have not progressed. We believe that the Indian Queens site is the ideal location for the stadium, being easily accessible to a large part of the county by both road and rail.
"The site is also close to Newquay airport which opens up additional possibilities of a wide range of uses for the stadium including festivals and conferences as well as national sports.”
Greenside has secured backing from a major property company to take the proposals forward and submit a planning application as they see the Indian Queens site as the ideal solution to the provision of the stadium.
Lea added: “It is totally understandable that there is no public funding available for a stadium. The retail commercial element of the development will provide the money necessary to build the stadium. We are looking forward to working with local organisations, companies and clubs, so as to incorporate their requirements and make the stadium a focal point for sports and leisure in Cornwall’.
“This development together with the stadium can be delivered in quick time. Our proposed partner has an outstanding track record in delivering projects such as this. We are looking forward to working with Cornwall CC to provide an outstanding stadium together with first class leisure attractions and a wide range of shopping for the whole county as well as tourists.”