Advice and guidance
Last updated: 07/01/2014
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Use the links below and on the left of this page to find
out more about planning procedures, planning permission, building
regulations, building control, tree applications, renewable energy
planning and more.
The Planning Portal provides a range of planning information
The Cornwall Planning Guide
provides guidance about various different stages of the planning
process. View Planning Guides for different areas of Cornwall
interactive guide to planning
An interactive tool which gives informal guidance on householder
permitted development rights.
Householder design guide for domestic alterations and extensions to
General principles and guidelines to good design for householder
advice on what’s required to submit a householder planning
application submission guide
Detailed advice on what’s required for an application for works to
a tree covered by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or to trees in a
Make an application and download
Downloadable application forms and guidance on completing them. We
also provide an optional validation checking service which helps to
speed up the registration of your planning application.
types and definitions
View the different
development types and definitions for each type, including
definitions of major and minor planning applications.
Pre-application planning and building control
If you know you require planning permission, you can use our
optional pre-application advice service. We’ll check you’ve
submitted the correct fee, make sure you’ve provided all the
information needed to process your application and provide you with
a case officer who will meet with you to discuss your
Planning and building
Find planning and building regulations guidance (including
case studies) on many common projects in the home.
Renewable energy planning
Guidance on the development of solar photovoltaic arrays in
Cornwall, as well as links to the latest solar photovoltaic maps,
wind turbine screenings, onshore wind turbines and energy
Calculate the cost of an application.
Use our current fees
and charges document to check details of statutory and
discretionary charges for planning, building control and land
charges. A simple planning fee
guide is also available to download.
Available from these libraries: Bude, Redruth, St Austell, St
Ives and Truro. Ring 0800 0322 345 to make an appointment for this
If the advice you need is not available on our
website, please contact the Planning and Regeneration
Frequently Asked Questions