Bouldering application lodged for Truro
Truro could have a pioneering leisure facility by 2014 if Cornwall Council give plans the green light.
A planning application has been placed for the development of the county's first dedicated bouldering centre at the Threemilestone Industrial Estate, a few miles outside of Truro.
If approved the new leisure facility would create eight full time job positions and 12 part time roles.
Bouldering involves climbing low level walls above large safety mats without the use of ropes or harnesses.
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Centres which contain bouldering walls have increased in popularity across the country, but so far Cornwall is yet to build one.
Chris Mock, one of the four partners who have made the planning application, said: "Cornwall has long been an incredible climbing destination which people travel from all over the country to visit. Yet we don't have a decent climbing wall west if Launceston - it is a crime."
The new facility would provide an indoor space for families, schools, and individuals with special needs to visit.
In addition, the Mr Mock and his team want to offer school pupils the opportunity to undertake a GCSE level qualification in bouldering at the centre.
Cornwall Council will be discussing the application later in the month.