Cornwall Local Plan
Last updated: 07/03/2014
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What is a Local Plan and why do we need one?
The Local Plan for Cornwall should set out a vision for
growth and identify the quantity and broad location and key sites,
for new housing, community facilities, shops and employment. It’s
policies will be the basis for planning decisions. If we don’t have
a Local Plan, development will still happen, but decisions will be
taken in regard to the National Planning Policy Framework without
local people having a say on setting local policies.
Cornwall Local Plan Strategic Policies
The Strategic Policies document will establish the context for
future growth and development within Cornwall and will set the
framework for all subsequent development plan documents. The
Strategic Policies document has reached a
Proposed Submission stage and the
consultation on this version will run from the 17th March to the
28th April 2014..
Other Cornwall Local Plan Documents
Other documents being developed within the Cornwall Local Plan
No consultations are currently
The sustainability appraisal shows how the
potential social, environmental and economic effects of a plan are
considered during writing of the Local Plan.
Place based plans are used to set out an
overall vision for a specific area and provide a framework for
Cornwall Council is required to prepare a
local development scheme. Find out about the history and
current position of the scheme.