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Cornwall Local Plan

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 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.

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The Cornwall Local Plan: Strategic Policies document was submitted to the Secretary of State on Friday 6 February 2015. Examination pages have been prepared.

St Austell Retail Strategy: Options - Give us your views on the future of retail in St Austell, Monday 10 November to Friday 19 December.

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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