There was naturally great delight from the Cornish Pirates after the decision of Cornwall Council Strategic Planning Committee yesterday, with Cornish Pirates’ Chairman Ian Connell quick to praise the outcome of the vote.
Cornish Pirates are absolutely delighted that we now have consent for the Stadium for Cornwall. This is a major infrastructure project creating jobs, generating new revenues but importantly adopting the vision for the realisation of ambition. This is a good day.
From a Pirates’ perspective, the Board can now begin to view the future with clarity over where we will be playing and begin the process to build on our existing great supporter base and to attract new sponsorship incomes. We can now plan to progressively build the playing squad to compete at the top end of the Championship, within a facility that can showcase the game as a great spectacle but for our players also to showcase their own individual skills in a perfect setting.
From a Stadium perspective, we will be working with the other Stadium partners to progress the development of the plans that will bring real benefit to the community across the whole of Cornwall. Roll on August 2017!
Ian Connell, Cornish Pirates’ Chairman