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Development Plan Documents

This page contains information on Development Plan Documents that are currently being prepared. (This excludes the Cornwall Local Plan: Strategic Policies document.)

Development Plan Documents in Preparation

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Development Plan Documents (DPD) will set out Cornwall Council’s planning policies and proposals. They are subject to community and stakeholder involvement and independent examination. The following DPD are in preparation:

Public Consultation on proposed Renewable Energy Policy and Evidence for the Climate Emergency Development Plan Document (DPD)


14 December 2020 to 5 February 2021

Work has progressed this year on a new planning document, the Climate Emergency DPD. The DPD aims to help tackle the challenges of Climate Change through planning.

The document strengthens a range of existing policies and creates new ones. Two periods of consultation have taken place. They provided evidence to support and refine the draft policies.

Evidence to support the Renewable Energy policies was delayed due to Covid restrictions. We are now able to share and ask for comments on this evidence and the draft policies. 

Travelling Communities Site Allocations

This document will allocate sites to meet the needs of Travelling Communities. This is identified in the Cornwall Local Plan: Strategic Policies document. A Scoping Report consultation is currently underway until the 6th June 2016.

Site Allocations DPD - Adopted

Cornwall Council has now adopted the Site Allocations Development Plan Document (Allocations DPD). The document identifies where new housing and employment uses will be delivered for 10 towns/conurbations and two eco-communities in Cornwall. 

Minerals Safeguarding DPD - Adopted

Cornwall Council has now adopted the Minerals Safeguarding Development Plan Document (DPD).  The DPD identifies areas of mineral resource and infrastructure that are safeguarded for future use.