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Nansledan Local Development Order

Image of a row of houses at Nansledan.  Image credit : Chris Saville

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Cornwall Council is pursuing the adoption of a Local Development Order (LDO) at Nansledan in Newquay.  This is to help the delivery of:

  • local housing
  • employment space and
  • community infrastructure

Nansledan is identified as an allocated site within the adopted Cornwall Local Plan.

The land which the Order will relate to is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. They are supporting Cornwall Council’s proposals.  They have a technical team and resources that are assisting its preparation.

quick reference guide has been prepared to answer some further questions about the LDO.

What is the LDO Order?

The Local Development Order will set out the types of development (use classes) that are granted permission for the Nansledan area. It will include:

  • maps
  • details of the uses permitted
  • general conditions
  • supporting information

The LDO contains documents such as a detailed design guide and conditions.  These make sure that development is of a high quality and infrastructure is provided.

How is the Order different to a 'standard' planning permission? 

The LDO is simply another form of planning permission. Instead of being restricted to a particular project or change of use, it provides flexibility for multiple projects and changes of use.  This is provided they comply with the guidance in the Order. The LDO sets standards and guidelines for development.  It will therefore reduce the number of formal planning applications that are required within the Nansledan development area.

Public Consultation

A public consultation will start on 14 October 2020. It will run for 35 days until 17 November 2020.

Consultation documents

All of the LDO consultation documents can be viewed via the online planning register where comments can also be made. Two summary documents are available on this page for information.

The Statement of Reason summary document explains why the LDO is being made. A summary of the Environmental Statement accompanies the LDO.

A guidance note has also been prepared for those who live or work in the Nansledan and Newquay area.

The Environmental Statement appendices and all other consultation documents are available on the Nansledan LDO online application.

How to comment

You can make a comment online using the link below.

Make a comment online

Alternatively, you can post your comment to:

Nansledan LDO
Cornwall Council
PO Box 676
TR4 9LD. 

Please quote the Order application number (PA20/08661).  Please clearly label your comments either ‘support’ or ‘objection'.  You must include your name and address with your comments. We cannot accept confidential or anonymous comments.

We will note all comments and post them on our website, where they will be available for the public to view. We cannot respond to or acknowledge individual letters or submissions. We can only consider comments related to specific planning issues when making a decision on the proposal.


As part of the consultation there are two webinars planned. They are instead of a public exhibition because of the current pandemic restrictions. The dates for the webinars are 20 October and 5 November 2020.

Both webinars will begin at 2pm with a welcome and some housekeeping. A short presentation will follow.  For the rest of the hour there will be a question and answer session. They are drop-in sessions, so you can join the meeting, ask your question and leave or stay and listen, it's up to you. The team will be available online for the whole hour. You do not have to stay for the whole hour.

If you are interested and want to attend one of the webinars, you will need to request a link. Your link will be sent to you nearer the time.  This will include joining instructions and general meeting protocols.

The webinars are available to everyone, but members of the press might find a bespoke call more beneficial. To request a call, email indicating the publication you are representing.