Previous consultations

We regularly undertake consultations and surveys on a wide variety of topics. You can view information about consultations that we have undertaken are now closed using the links below:

Residents' surveys

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We have recently undertaken a residents' survey

View the results of the residents' surveys for 2017, 2016 and 2014.

You may be aware of the significant budget challenges that Cornwall Council, along with most other Councils across the country, is continuing to have to manage.

Read about our previous budget engagement and how the people of Cornwall were able to have their say on budget proposals to deliver services with less budget, by doing things differently and making changes in how we work.

  • We sought comments on a proposed new Parking Order to govern the operation of our car parks. The order includes proposals to increase charges overall by 3.1% (the rate of inflation) from 1 April 2019. Closed 1 February 2019.
  • We asked parents, carers, schools and other interested parties on our proposed admission arrangements for community and voluntary-controlled schools for the 2020/21 school year. Proposed changes were to the oversubscription criteria for some of the primary schools to give greater priority to children who have a sibling already at the school; and a reduction in the Published Admission Number for two primary schools. Closed 31 January 2019.
  • We asked for views on services for social, emotional and mental health are working for children and young people in Cornwall. Closed 31 January 2019.
  • We have been looking at our budget for next year and asked for views on our draft budget for 2019/20 proposals which include increasing Council tax by 3.99%, including a 2% increase to fund adult social care services. Closed 17 December 2018.
  • We asked for views on our Safer Cornwall Partnership Plan 2019-2022, which sets out how we will tackle crime, anti-social behaviour and other community safety issues over the next three years.  Closed 13 December 2018.
  • We reviewed our Statement of Licensing Act Policy and asked for views on the Licensing Act revised draft policy, which sets out Cornwall Council's approach to how we will make licensing decisions. Closed  5 December 2018.
  • We asked for comments on the Cornwall Fire and Rescue service 2019-2022 Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) which will help shape and focus our activities over t he next three years. Closed 30 November 2018.
  • We published our draft Supplementary Planning Document which sets out how affordable new homes should be built in Cornwall and asked for comments. Once finalised the plan will provide guidance for developers, landowners and the general public on how affordable homes need to be built as part of any new property development. Closed 30 November 2018.
  • The Cornwall Site Allocations Development Plan Document (Allocations DPD) identifies where new housing and employment uses will be delivered for 10 towns/conurbations and two eco-communities in Cornwall. In this phase of consultation we asked for comments on the listed documents listed, not the whole document. Closed 22 October 2018.
  • We have a statutory duty to review the principles for how we administer the Council's duties under the Gambling Act 2005 every three years. We published our Gambling Act 2005 – Revised Statement of Principles which included some minor changes and asked for views on the revised principles. Closed 12 October 2018.
  • Long Rock Coastal Improvements Programme: Plans for a £3.7 million project to protect and improve one of Cornwall’s most iconic seafronts  exhibition was held on 10 September 2018, detailing how new sea defences at Longrock will not only safeguard the coastline and improve access to the beach, but will also reduce flood risk, protect the nearby railway line, the A30 and the South West coast path, and offer environmental benefits for Marazion Marsh.
  • We are refreshing the Maritime Strategy for Cornwall 2018 - 2030 that guides the future direction of work, increases the recognition of the importance of the maritime sector and responds to the various challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. We asked for comments on the Strategy’s achievements, priorities or performance indicators. Closed 14 September 2018.
  • Porthtowan parking and traffic review - Cornwall Council and Cormac Solutions held a public meeting for residents and users of Porthtowan village to identify issues on Beach Road, West Beach Road and Sandy Road.  to hear views, thoughts and concerns about the current traffic situation and this could be improved. Closed 14 September 2018
  • Cornwall Council will be recommissioning some of our sexual health services later this year. We asked for views to help shape the future of sexual health services and and to make sure we commission the right services. Closed 14 September 2018.
  • We asked for views on the revised  Local Tenancy Strategy that describes the types of tenancies that should be made available and some of the key factors that should be standard practice such as advice and assistance to tenants and prospective tenants, helping to prevent homelessness, setting affordable rents and meeting different housing needs. Closed 14 September 2018.
  • Cornwall Council asked for views on how money raised from the  new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) on commercial development should be used to pay for the facilities needed to help communities across Cornwall. Closed 23 September 2018
  • We asked for views to help shape future Adult Social Care Prevention Services for new contracts to start in April 2019. The new offer will help people to take more responsibility for their wellbeing and wellness, be as independent as possible and be part of their local community. View and download the engagement feedback report. Closed 7 September 2018
  • We asked for views on our Adult Social Care policies including our Charging policy, Usual Maximum Price and Inflation Policy, and Choice and Top Up policy. Following consultation feedback we decided not to progress proposals at this time. Closed 23 April 2018
  • We asked people in Camelford for their views on a draft action plan to improve air quality in the town and asked for thoughts on the options being investigated. Closed 2 April 2018
  • The Council sought views on the draft Resources and Waste Strategy which sets out the Council's plans for dealing with materials, waste and resources now and in the future. Closed Saturday 31 March 2018
  • We invited views from residents from Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, pharmacies, General Practice and other people who engage with pharmacies on the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment Consultation draft survey to help shape pharmaceutical services over the next three years. Closed Monday 26 March 2018.
  • Sugar Smart Cornwall believes that it should be easier to choose healthy food options when you are out and about. We asked people what they think about sugar to inform how we work with our partners to make it easier to make healthier choices. Closed Wednesday 7 March 2018.
  • We asked for views on the Draft Private Rented Strategy for Cornwall and draft Private Sector Enforcement Housing Policy to help the private rented sector in Cornwall provide safe, stable and affordable private rented homes. Closed Friday 23 February 2018.
  • Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group, other health care professionals and Cornwall Council wanted to know your views about the Self-management of Long Term Conditions in Cornwall to help improve services and empower patients. Closed Friday 16 February 2018.
  • The Council's future funding for Citizen's Advice Cornwall. Closed 15 January 2018.
  • The Council's draft Statement of Community Involvement which explains how the Council will involve people when we prepare our planning policies and determine planning applications. Closed 22 January 2018.
  • In December 2018 Cornwall Council conducted the kerbside recycling collection survey to better understand what people think about recycling, their attitudes to food waste and what would help people to recycle more. Closed 3 January 2018.

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