April 15, 2024

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Cornwall Council starts work on Football, Community and Sports Hub at Langarth Garden Village

Work has started on new football and community sports facilities at Langarth Garden Village on the western edge of Truro.

Extensive site and earth works have been taking place at the development already to create the roads, footpaths, energy centre and general infrastructure needed for the new community.

The new sports facilities are being built at the centre of the site, next to the Park and Ride.

The Council is working alongside Truro City Football Club to provide the new facilities, including use by Threemilestone Football Club and other sports clubs in Cornwall.

The initial land levelling and enabling works started on the 19th June, with the timing being critical for bringing Truro City Football Club back to Truro for the 2024/5 football season.

Detailed planning permission will now be sought and consultation will take place with the local community.

Harry Lewis, Portfolio Director Langarth Garden Village said: “It is critical that works start on the football and community sports facilities whilst we are building the road and other infrastructure for the garden village. I hope that sport can be at the heart of the new village and provide a focal point for the new community.”

Cllr David Harris, deputy leader of Cornwall Council and portfolio holder for resources, said: “With a development the size of Langarth Garden Village it is crucial that we build a community rather than just housing, and these sports facilities will be a crucial part of that.”