Retirement home plans to replace Truro police station revealed
FULL plans have been revealed for retirement homes to be built on the Truro police station site once it has been demolished.
Churchill Retirement has announced plans to replace the building off the Trafalgar roundabout with 56 apartments.
Plans have been submitted to Cornwall Council and a decision is due on whether to give them the go ahead or not.
Earlier plans had been released but Churchill Retirement submitted the final look of the building to Cornwall Council last week.
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Planning Issues Ltd, which is handling the planning application, said its design would "relate sensitively to the adjacent buildings and respect the natural environment" providing "a pleasant and safe environment for the prospective residents as well as making a positive contribution to the character and appearance of the local area".
In July 2009 panning permission was granted to demolish the building and create a new office block and police station.
But in May 2011 the force decided to sell the site.
A spokesman previously said the station was "inefficient" in terms of space and energy use. Refurbishment alone would have cost about £2 million over the next ten years, without any significant improvements.
The new site, opposite the Viaduct car park, was bought for £382,500, excluding taxes.
The police said the move could save up to £50,000 per year. The new premises have about 380m² of usable space, compared to the existing area of approximately 750m².
The police added that there would be no impact on the number of officers operating out of the station.
Disruption arising from the move would be minimal as it was hoped the new station would be up and running before closing the existing station, from early 2014.
No public objections to the plans have been submitted on the council’s planning website.