Adopted Plans

The Cornwall Local Plan

The Cornwall Local Plan covers the whole of Cornwall.  

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You can download the adopted Cornwall Local Plan below:

The Cornwall Local Plan was formally adopted on 22 November 2016. It provides a positive and flexible overarching planning policy framework for Cornwall. This will cover the period up to 2030.

In February 2016 Cornwall Council submitted the plan to the Secretary of State for examination. The inspector published a report in September 2016. The adopted plan includes the Inspector’s recommended main modifications.

The Cornwall Local Plan replaces a number of policies from:

  • the Local plans of the former District and Borough Councils
  • the Minerals and Waste Plans of the former County Council

The Adoption Statement and associated background documents are available to download below:

Cornwall Local Plan Examination Evidence Base

You can find documents relating to this under the Examination library for the Local Plan. 

Saved Policies

Some policies from previous plans remain saved by the Local Plan. These include policies from:

  • the Local plans of the former District and Borough Councils
  • the Minerals and Waste Plans of the former County Council

These will be saved until they are replaced by the emerging Site Allocations Document or Neighbourhood Plans.

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Adopted Neighbourhood Plans

Made plans form part of the Development Plan and are used in decision making in the areas that they cover. These are often referred to as 'adopted plans'. 

You can view made plans and links to any plans under preparation on the Neighbourhood Planning in Cornwall page.

Other Cornwall Local Plan Documents

Other documents being developed within the Cornwall Local Plan include the:

Cornwall Council is required to prepare a local development scheme.  Find out about the history and current position of the Local development scheme.