Adopted Plans

The Cornwall Local Plan

The Cornwall Local Plan covers the whole of Cornwall.  

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

The plan was submitted to the Secretary of State in February 2015 for examination and the inspector’s report was published in September 2016. The Inspector’s recommended main modifications have been included in the adopted plan.

The Cornwall Local Plan replaces a number of policies from the Local plans of the former District and Borough Councils and the Minerals and Waste Plans of the former County Council.

The Adoption Statement, Adopted Local Plan and associated background documents are available to download below:

Documentation relating to this can be found under the Examination pages for the Local Plan. 

A number of policies of the Local plans of the former District and Borough Councils  and the Minerals and Waste Plans of the former County Council remain saved by the Local Plan until such time as they are replaced by the emerging Site Allocations Document or Neighbourhood Plans.

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Made (often referred to as adopted) plans form part of the Cornwall Local Plan and are used in decision making in the areas that they cover. The following plans have been Made:

A list of plans still under preparation can be viewed using this link .

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