Housing Supplementary Planning Document

Good quality housing is vital. It is important that our housing market is appropriate to meet the needs of our communities, including the provision of a mix of housing to meet differing needs. 

Cornwall Council is committed to addressing this by ensuring a sustained supply of new homes is provided as required by the Cornwall Local Plan. Cornwall Council plays a considerable role in delivering affordable housing. This includes proactive investment and direct delivery programmes.

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The adopted Cornwall Local Plan provides the overarching strategic policies for the provision of housing. The Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) provides additional guidance on how the policies in the Local Plan will be implemented. The SPD does not set new planning policy. The document provides guidance on the development of new homes including; affordable housing, self-build and specialist housing for the elderly or disabled. 

In April 2019 the Council published a final version of the SPD for public consultation; following the consultation and to address the issues raised, the Council has decided to make changes to the SPD prior to its adoption. As such a schedule of changes to the final SPD was published for public consultation from Monday 4th November until 5pm Monday 2nd December 2019. The schedule set out the proposed amendments to the Housing SPD. 

The consultation has now closed. The representations recieved are being analysed by the Council and will inform the adoption of the SPD by Cornwall Council's Cabinet in February 2020. 

The Statement of Consultation contains details of previous consultations and sets out how the issues raised have been addressed.

If you have any questions about the Housing SPD please contact the Local Plans Team via e-mail localplan@cornwall.gov.uk

Previous Consultations

The consultation on the final Housing SPD closed on 6 May 2019 the consultation responses were analysed by the Council and informed the schedule of changes.  

The consultation on the draft Housing SPD closed on 30 November 2018. The representations were analysed by the Council and informed the final SPD.