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Cornwall Council cabinet discuss a plan that sets out aims for the next thirty years in Cornwall

A vision for the future of Cornwall was discussed at a meeting of Cornwall Council’s cabinet on Wednesday, November 4.

It follows the council’s biggest ever listening exercise, The Cornwall We Want, which saw thousands of people getting involved and giving their views.

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The Cornwall We Want campaign was launched on 26 June this year and asked people about the Cornwall they would like to see in 2050.

Over 25,000 people visited the online platform created for people to have their say,and over 4000 people contributed to the campaign by taking a survey, participating in live events and focus groups or by sending written contributions. We also worked with partners across the voluntary sector who reached out to their networks to get people’s views.

A wide variety of people responded and took part including those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQi+ community, black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, adults with learning disabilities, children and young people and people who had recently experienced homelessness.

The views that were captured have resulted in a plan called Gyllyn Warbarth, Together We Can: The Cornwall Plan, which sets out six shared goals, including a creative carbon zero economy, thriving places with decent homes and safe, healthy and resilient communities.

Leader of Cornwall Council, Julian German said: “I’d like to thank everyone who got involved in The Cornwall We Want campaign and shared their views and ideas for Cornwall’s future. What we have now got is a plan for Cornwall’s future, based on what you told us you wanted.

“The plan will now be discussed at the next Full Council meeting and includes aims which I believe will resonate with us all, giving children an equal start in life, having a carbon zero economy, enough affordable housing with walking and cycle paths and good connections to the wider community.”

The plan sets out how Cornwall Council will work with residents and partners to lead the way in sustainable living for the wellbeing of future generations, through a dual focus on becoming net carbon neutral for a cleaner, greener Cornwall; and on closing the gap in life chances for our residents to achieve a fairer, more inclusive Cornwall.

The plan has been discussed at various forums across Cornwall and has received endorsement from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health and Care Partnership Senate, which unanimously supported the proposed vision on 15 October, the Cornwall Association of Local Councils, which has formally written to express local councils’ support for the vision and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership, which unanimously supported the proposed vision on 22 October.

Cornwall’s Youth MP’s also endorsed the plan, they said: “Each year, young people across Cornwall vote on the top issues they want us to campaign for as members of the UK Youth Parliament. This vision places the most pressing concerns for children right at the heart of plans for Cornwall’s future, from protecting the environment through to improving mental health, ending child poverty and giving everyone an equal chance of a good life”.

Environment Secretary George Eustice has contributed the following endorsement: “Across the country, there is a new appreciation of the difference that nature makes to our lives, and of the link between our own health and that of the planet. This vision shows how Cornwall can lead the way in building back better and greener. We are working to protect and enhance our environment for the next generation.”

You can read the report in full 

Story created on 6 November 2020