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Planning policy

These policies give residents, businesses and developers an indication of what type and scale of development is appropriate and are used to determine planning applications.

The Planning Policy Team is responsible for preparing the planning policy, through consultation with local communities, which sets the broad framework for acceptable development in Cornwall

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The Cornwall Local Plan was formally adopted in November 2016. It provides a positive and flexible overarching planning policy framework for Cornwall up to 2030.

We provide information and advice relating to policies and other guidance such as Conservation Area appraisals

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Find out about our regular monitoring and up to date evidence.

You can also view more about self-build, brownfield and other registers that we are compiling

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This area provides information on what a neighbourhood plan is, how to create one and updates on plans that communities are already preparing

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This section describes how we are planning for and coordinating green infrastructure interventions through our ‘PERFECT’ project in order to deliver the Council’s Environmental Growth Strategy through planning

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