Cornwall Council’s Cabinet today made a recommendation to put forward a decision on building a Stadium for Cornwall to Full Council on 17 April.
Council Leader Adam Paynter pledged in January 2018 that any decision on whether the Council should provide capital funding to support this private sector-led project would be considered by Cabinet and then by Full Council.
Today’s Cabinet’s recommendation will now be considered by all Council members at their meeting on 17 April.
Cornwall Council cabinet member for Planning and Economy Bob Egerton said: “I’d like to thank our six Cornish MPs for the support that they have given to Cornwall for this project. There was a full and frank debate today with strong views expressed both for and against.
“The Cabinet was very clear in voting today to allow the full council to make the final decision on a Stadium for Cornwall that this was not a definitive vote of support but rather an opportunity to buy time for the project to present a robust business case and secure a firm funding commitment from government. The proposal is for a Stadium for the whole of Cornwall and Cabinet members believe that every Cornwall Councillor has a role to play in making the final decision. They now have the opportunity to represent the views of their electorate in making a final decision, based on all available information.”
Full Council will consider and vote on the recommendation from Cabinet at their meeting on 17 April.