Judge dismisses judicial review into Truro Eastern District planning decision
A judicial review into Cornwall Council’s decision to grant planning permission in October 2012 for a mixed use development at Union Corner, Truro, including a new park and ride site, a household waste and recycling centre, a bespoke Cornish Food Centre and 98 new homes, has found in favour of Cornwall Council.
The judicial review, heard by a judge at Bristol Crown Court on 25 and 26 July, was brought by Truro City Council to challenge the approval of the scheme on six grounds. This included concerns regarding how policy was taken into account, whether the retail element of the scheme could have been accommodated in the city centre and whether affordable housing provision should have been higher. The judge dismissed the judicial review on all counts.
It is hoped work will now be able to commence on the park and ride element of the scheme in November with an aim to open the service and help reduce road congestion to the east of the city from spring 2015.
Work on the housing, Cornish Food Centre and household waste and recycling centre will follow in later stages.