Truro & Roseland local news

We have not changed our position on the Truro Stadium, confirms County Hall, as the promised “50,000 more active people” go missing

By Peter Tremayne Any Truro stadium will only get money from Cornish taxpayers if central government contributes an equal amount, Cornwall Council has confirmed. County Hall was responding to...

£170 million redevelopment of Truro’s Pydar area to be debated next week

By Richard Whitehouse A masterplan for the £170 million redevelopment of a major part of Truro City Centre will go before councillors next week. Cornwall Council is leading on...

Stadium needs more land, a hotel, and taxpayer support – says Cornish Pirates’ owner

By Peter Tremayne The proposed Truro Stadium could be overlooked by a hotel, to help make the project financially viable, according to the owner of Cornish Pirates rugby club...

Sport England walks away from Truro Stadium project, as Pirates rugby club asks Cornwall Council to hand over its £3 million anyway

By Peter Tremayne The issue of using taxpayers’ money to subsidise an entirely private sports stadium at Truro is coming back under the microscope, after the owner of the...

Cornwall’s Anti-Brexit campaign pins its election hopes on tactical voting

By Anne North Cornwall’s anti-Brexit campaigners are being urged to vote tactically on Thursday, with organisers of the Cornwall For Europe organisation believing that three local constituencies are in...

Organisers reveal the Tour of Britain cycle race route, from Penzance to Bodmin

By Julia Penhaligon Details have been announced of the Cornwall stage of next year’s Tour of Britain cycle race.  It will start in Penzance and finish in Bodmin. The...

Two weeks to go: YouGov points to a Blue Christmas in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Today’s YouGov opinion poll – which claims to forecast the general election result in every constituency – suggests the Conservatives are on course to hold every...

This is where your vote will be counted: Bodmin, Truro and Pool

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s general election votes will be counted and the results declared at three different locations on the night and early morning of 12th and 13th December....

Truro City of Lights lantern parade braves the weather

This lantern, celebrating Cornwall's Fire & Rescue Service, was among the many eye-catching designs to parade through the streets of Truro last night.  The City of Lights Lantern Parade...

Truro New Town: council offers sweeteners to help ease the pain

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornwall councillor has asked cabinet members to ensure that project funding is “set in stone” for communities that will have a new town built on...

Tories pick Cherilyn MackRory as candidate for Truro & Falmouth

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor Cherilyn Mackrory has been selected as the Conservative’s general election candidate for Truro and Falmouth, following the decision of former MP Sarah Newton to...

Cornwall Council promises to “lead the way” with climate-friendly houses on its Truro New Town project

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council hopes to “lead the way” with climate-friendly property development, a special briefing for councillors has been told. Planning officials told councillors that the full...

Truro City Council told to stop its “aggressive” takeover of rural neighbour

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Parish councillors to the west of Truro appear to have won the opening skirmish in their who-does-what battle with Truro City Council. The governance review, which...

Back to the future: huge planning row looms over new scheme to build at Higher Newham, Truro

By Richard Whitehouse Truro City Council has called for revised plans for Higher Newham Farm to be refused planning permission.  The scheme had previously been the focus of a...

Cornwall councillors and staff “should pay to park at County Hall”

By Richard Whitehouse A councillor has suggested that staff and councillors at Cornwall Council should be charged to park at the authority’s offices. Labour councillor Cornelius Olivier made the...

Sanctuary Housing walks away from Truro New Town project

By Peter Tremayne Sanctuary Housing has confirmed that it is walking away from Cornwall Council’s proposed housing development at Langarth, to the west of Truro. The project, dubbed Truro...

Truro & Falmouth Tories hope to have their candidate next week

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Conservatives hope to have a candidate for the Truro and Falmouth constituency by the end of next week.  Several Cornwall councillors have put themselves forward,...

Huge increase in the number of flights taken by County Hall staff threatens to undermine climate battle

By Graham Smith The number of domestic flights taken by Cornwall Council officers has trebled in the past two years, according to a Freedom of Information answer.  The number...

Life in the slow lane for St Austell-Truro motorists

By Richard Whitehouse A small stretch of the main road between St Austell and Truro will see its speed limit cut to 20 mph for eight months while a...

Plans for 4,000-home Truro New Town hit the road

By Julia Penhaligon and Richard Whitehouse Some detail about the proposed Truro New Town might emerge next week, as Cornwall Council embarks on a series of “listening” events designed...