The St Ives Town Deal project to reposition and refurbish the town’s rugby club facilities and provide affordable housing has taken a major step forward.

St Ives RFC aerial
Photograph: St Ives BID

Members of St Ives RFC have agreed proposals to relocate the current clubhouse and second team pitch further north of the site.

This will enable the release of land and provide new space for much-needed local housing and extra care homes, which incorporate design features and support services to enable self-care and independent living.

The proposals also seek to deliver new high-quality sports facilities, with a modern clubhouse facility with two full size sports pitches for use by the club and the local community.

Cornwall Council and the club will now be working to develop the proposals into a hybrid planning application aimed at securing detailed consent for the new sports facilities, and an outline consent for the housing on the released land.