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Adopted Plans

The Cornwall Local Plan

The Cornwall Local Plan covers the whole of Cornwall.  

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  You can download the adopted Cornwall Local Plan below

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

In February 2016 Cornwall Council submitted the plan to the Secretary of State for examination. The inspector published a report in September 2016. The adopted plan includes the Inspector’s recommended main modifications.

The Cornwall Local Plan replaces a number of policies from:

  • the Local plans of the former District and Borough Councils
  • the Minerals and Waste Plans of the former County Council

The Adoption Statement and associated background documents are available to download below:

Cornwall Local Plan Examination Evidence Base

You can find documents relating to this under the Examination library for the Local Plan. 

Saved Policies

Some policies from previous plans remain saved by the Local Plan. These include policies from:

  • the Local plans of the former District and Borough Councils
  • the Minerals and Waste Plans of the former County Council

These will be saved until they are replaced by the emerging Site Allocations Document or Neighbourhood Plans.

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The Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule came into effect on 1 January 2019.  The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows local authorities to raise funds from new building projects undertaken in their area.

The Minerals Safeguarding Development Plan Document  was adopted by Cornwall Council on 4 December 2018.  The Minerals Safeguarding DPD sets out areas of mineral resources and infrastructure to be safeguarded from other forms of development.

The Site Allocations Development Plan Document was adopted by Cornwall Councnil on 26 November 2019.  The Allocatioins DPD identifies where new housing and employment uses will be delivered for 10 towns/conurbations and two eco-communities in Cornwall.

Made plans form part of the Development Plan and are used in decision making in the areas that they cover. These are often referred to as 'adopted plans'. 

You can view made plans and links to any plans under preparation on the Neighbourhood Planning in Cornwall page.