New questions about top-flight rugby help explain Whitehall’s caution over Truro stadium plan

Posted By on 8th January 2019

By Peter Tremayne Talks between some of England’s leading rugby clubs, keen to set up their own exclusive “super league” competition, have shed new light on the government’s continuing delays…

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  1. Well, now Dickie Evans knows how Truro/Threemilestone feel – we feel we were ridden roughshod over during the whole negotiation for the site. The Cornish Pirates were totally not interested in our concerns about how this would affect our communities – their sole focus was premiership rugby status and to hell with how it affected the lives of people who live here. I totally oppose the use of public money for this grandiose plan, which uses up a lot of green space, will increase traffic horrendously, cause great pressure on an already dodgy sewerage system, increase flood risk, and I dread to think of the amount of carbon it will contribute to our greenhouse gas emissions. Surely rugby grounds should be within easy walking distance of a railway station and children should be able to access it safely, if it is to have benefit for the community.

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