AN 'historic' deal to secure Truro City Football Club's long term future by vacating its Treyew Road ground has been struck today.

The club has confirmed that an agreement has been reached with JIL, the owners of the ground, to secure the section 106 monies in return for vacating its Treyew Road home.

The site was bought by the company which owns Lidl. As part of the deal it will give £1.2m towards the Stadium for Cornwall plans.

It has also given £600,000 to the club so it can temporarily relocate to play at Plymouth until the new stadium is built which will then be its new home.


"This is a historic deal for the football club which will secure the clubs long term future within the city of Truro," the club said in a statement.

"Plans are already underway to hopefully commence on a new multi-million-pound facility which is aimed to be completed in preparation for the start of the 2022/23 season.

"In the meantime, the club has agreed a groundshare with Western League side Plymouth Parkway. The necessary works will be commencing there shortly to ensure that their Bolitho Park ground is brought up to the Southern League ground grading requirements.

"Although this is a sad day to be leaving our home of so many years, we are confident this is the best way to secure the long-term future of Truro City Football Club.

"We ask all our loyal supporters to stay with us through the short-term adjustments as we progress to our permanent home in Truro."

It has been suggested that plans to build a Stadium for Cornwall could have to be scaled down due to financial pressures.


It will eventually provide a 10,000-capacity home for the Cornish Pirates and Truro City FC.

The stadium at Langarth, outside Truro, is also set to provide a host of community facilities as well as conference facilities which would be operated by Truro and Penwith College to run its hospitality courses and training.

However, it is believed that a new planning application could be submitted for the stadium this week, which could mean that the first phase of the project is scaled back.

The current first phase plans would create a stadium which would have 6,000 capacity but it has been suggested that could now be reduced to 3,000 to 4,000 instead.

Funding for the stadium is set to come from the stadium partners, which include the Pirates, Truro City and the college.

In addition Cornwall Council has committed £3million of funding and provided the land needed at Langarth, next to the site earmarked for Langarth Garden Village, which is being led by the council and to see up to 3,500 new homes built.