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Local Plan Examination

Adoption of the Cornwall Local Plan

The Cornwall Local Plan covers the whole of Cornwall.  

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The Cornwall Local Plan was formally adopted on 22 November 2016. It provides a positive and flexible overarching planning policy framework for Cornwall for the period up to 2030.

The plan was submitted to the Secretary of State in February 2015 for examination. The inspector’s report was published in September 2016. The Inspector’s recommended main modifications have been included in the adopted plan.

The Cornwall Local Plan replaces a number of policies from previous plans. These include:

The adoption documents are available to download below:

The Cornwall Council Habitats Regulations assessment which includes:

Previous and superseded news items are available on our News Archive page.

The Secretary of State appointed Inspector Simon Emerson BSc DipTP MRTPI. The inspector conducts the examination into the compliance and soundness of the Cornwall Local Plan. 

A number of documents can be downloaded from the Planning Portal. This includes information on:

  • compliance
  • soundness
  • the examination process in general and, in particular,
  • the guidance document "Examining Local Plan Documents: Procedural Practice December 2013".