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Cornwall Local Plan

**The Hearings for the Cornwall Local Plan Examination in Public have now concluded. The Inspector will now prepare his preliminary report for the Council, which will be published here in approximately 10 days.** 

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April 2016: A scoping consultation is currently underway of the proposed content of the Gypsy and Travelling Communities Site Allocations Development Plan Document until the 6th June 2016.

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. The Local Plan is comprised of a suite of documents as set out below. The video below shows Councillor Hannaford explaining what the Local Plan is.

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 in the Local Plan.

Other Cornwall Local Plan Documents

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

The sustainability appraisal shows how the potential social, environmental and economic effects of a plan are considered during writing of the Local Plan.
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Place based plans are used to set out an overall vision for a specific area and provide a framework for future development.
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Cornwall Council is required to prepare a local development scheme.  Find out about the history and current position of the scheme.
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Local Planning Team

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