Constraints on development

This page offers advice about the constraints that may affect development proposals. The page offers brief information and the option to download leaflets or link to other websites which provide a greater level of information.

Cornwall Council interactive mapping website - online maps with a variety of local information

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Conservation Areas - a range of information on the historic environment including advice on development and a list of the conservation areas in the Penwith, with further links to relevant maps.

Listed Buildings - information on listed buildings.

Restrictions on Permitted Development Rights - Permitted development rights give owners the right to carry out certain works to their property, subject to limits and conditions.

Flood Risk  - information and advice on development and flood risk. 

Contaminated Land - Contaminated land is land where ground contamination is causing risks to human health or the wider environment.

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are nationally important landscape areas designated under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act, 1949.

Landscape Character Assessment - The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly landscape character study is now available.

Protection of Trees and Hedgerows - The Sustainable Development and Improvement service has the responsibility of protecting trees, woodlands and hedgerows especially where they make an important contribution to public amenity.