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Cornwall Local Plan

**Public Consultation on Schedule of Further Significant Changes to the Draft Local Plan until the 7 March 2016**
Following the first hearings of the Examination in May 2015 further work has been completed and a number of proposed changes have been made to the document.  Please let us know what you think about the changes.

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The current Local Plan consultation document at consultation is the 'Proposed Schedule of Further Significant Changes to the Cornwall Local Plan Strategic Policies Proposed Submission Document – 2010-2030 (March 2014) and Schedule of Focused Changes (September 2014)'.

Respondents should fill out their comments - only to the changes in the document - on the Representation Form using one box per numbered change and should be returned by 5pm on Monday 7 March 2016.

If you would like to look at the other key documents and updated evidence base as part of this consultation they can be found on the main Proposed Schedule of Further Significant Changes page.

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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