Promotion maybe the plan, but it is some way off at present.Then there’s the threat of the Premiership being ring-fenced by the RFU and Premier Rugby Limited, the result being the end of promotion and relegation and, for however long they decide, the end of those great hopes.
Cornish Pirates’ hopes of building a new stadium to pave the way for their promotional push towards the Aviva Premiership received the go-ahead on Tuesday after Cornwall Council voted in favour of funding part of the development plans.
Planning permission was first given for the stadium in 2011, but finally, a decade after the proposal was first put forward, 117 councillors went to vote on the biggest decision in the history of the two professional clubs.
That seven councillors abstained and six didn’t show up for what one admitted was “one of the most important votes” that the council had ever held did not matter, the motion was passed and the money granted.
The stadium, located just outside Truro, is in the centre of the south-west county and will double up as a focal point for the community.
As the proposal put, it plans to be a “centre of excellence for sport and exercise in Cornwall”.
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