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Public Exhibition

The public consultation runs from Wednesday 10th April until Friday 26th April 2024, and includes a public exhibition. An event on Wednesday 10th April is being held at the Truro Community Fire Station, Station Road, Truro, TR1 3HA and will allow people to view the proposals, hear more about the scheme, ask questions of the project team in person, and share their thoughts.

Feedback from the community consultation will help to inform the proposals before a full planning application is submitted to Cornwall Council in May 2024.


Virtual Exhibition

You can also take part in the consultation process online and view images, plans and details about the scheme in our Virtual Exhibition.
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Online Forms

Please register your details on the registration form below and feel free to share your thoughts via our online Feedback Form below, where you can also ask questions of the planning team.

Feedback Form

Registration form



Treveth prides itself on being a developer with a difference. We are a partnership company set up by Cornwall Council to deliver new homes and commercial developments to benefit people who live and work in Cornwall.

Our mission is to work with local communities and to help address local need and be seen as a leader in working towards Carbon Neutral Cornwall.

We want to create sustainable growth and investment within Cornwall, focusing on residential development, commercial development and town centre regeneration projects. We deliver accommodation across the whole spectrum of tenures in a bid to cater for the needs of local people who live and work in Cornwall.

Treveth has just been awarded the prestigious, and globally recognised, B Corporation (B Corp) certification after taking the lead on bringing sustainable new build homes and commercial developments to Cornwall.





What is Treveth?

Treveth, the Cornish word for ‘Homestead’, is a B Corp accredited partnership business set up by Cornwall Council in April 2019 to create new homes and commercial development to benefit people who live and work in Cornwall.

Who owns Treveth?

Treveth is 99% owned by Cornwall Council and 1% by the Corserv Group Limited. All of the profits generated from our activities are returned to our partners.

Why was Treveth set up?

Treveth was established through Cornwall Council’s determination to improve Cornish people’s lives. Our role is to assist the Council in delivering its objectives of improved housing, economic growth and job creation.

What makes Treveth different?

Treveth’s objective is to improve the quality of new homes and commercial workspaces in Cornwall. Treveth is a sustainable developer that strives to achieve challenging carbon emissions targets set for 2030 through its development works. Treveth recently saved over 100 tonnes of carbon during the refurbishment works of a flagship unit at Dudnance Lane in Pool, by retaining the original foundations and steel structure of the building.



What is proposed for the site?

The proposal for the site consists of 40-50 student beds in different accommodation types and a 400 sqm commercial space, which is likely to be a convenience store.

What will happen to the current pub?

The Railway Tavern pub is due to cease trading in September 2024 leaving the site vacant.

Given the site’s prominent location next to the station – alongside the excellent local transport links – Treveth has acquired the site and plans to regenerate it and deliver

much-needed accommodation for students in Truro city and a new commercial space to serve the neighbouring community.

Will the new building be of good quality and in character with the area?

Treveth’s ambition is to provide high quality developments that achieve net zero carbon emissions. The new development will be modern and energy-efficient in line with Treveth’s sustainable business practices.

What happens next and what are the timescales?

Treveth will consider all comments and feedback from this event and use it to finalise the detailed plans for the scheme prior to submitting a full planning application to the Council for approval in May 2024. This will be expected to be determined later in the year, with construction likely to commence in early 2025.