Cornwall Local Plan
Last updated: 10/05/2013
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What is a Local Plan and why do we need one?
We have to have an up-to-date Local Plan for Cornwall. It 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 also identifies land to be protected from
development, such as areas of outstanding natural beauty and open
space. It’s policies will be the basis for planning decisions.
The Council has proposed how many new houses and jobs should be
planned for in Cornwall to 2030. The draft Local Plan sets this
out, 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
The latest consultation on the draft Local Plan Strategic
Policies and other associated documents ran between 11th
March and 22nd April. To find out more please use the
links in the Recent Consultations box below. The consultation
is now closed and representations on all three consultations will
be published on this website as soon as they have been
Important note: Due to an administrative error
an amendment approved at the
12th February 2013 meeting of Cornwall Council recorded in
paragraphs 5 and 7 of the minutes was not included in the Local
Plan published for consultation. The missing wording is in
published Policy 15 (referred to in the minutes as Policy 14). The
addition would be: "Any proposal for the generation of energy from
non-fossil fuel resources must not overshadow or have an
overbearing effect on nearby habitations." The Council will look to
include this amendment as a minor amendment before submitting the
Plan to the Secretary of State.
View and comment on the consultation
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
future development. Find out about the plans and policies
which are being developed.
Cornwall Council is required to prepare a
local development scheme. Find out about the history and
current position of the scheme.