Local councils


Please note that we are experiencing high volumes of work which is causing delays to our response times. We are working hard to address this and thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

Role of local councils in planning

The local council protocol that sets out how local councils are involved in the application process. Please see the role of local councils in planning page for more information on other aspects.  The Cornwall Planning Partnership includes local councillors and clerks in its group.

Planning application documents

The Head of Planning gives permission for you to download plans and documents relating to planning applications. This can be electronically or paper.  Section 47 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 applies. You cannot copy the documents for your own use as this will infringe copyright. You can only copy documents if you have the permission of the copyright owner. (This may be the person that drew the plans or the author of the document)

Local council planning training and conferences

Local Council Planning Induction Training events were held in June 2021.  The presentations from these events are:

You can see responses to questions not dealt with at the events using this link: Local Council Planning Induction Questions and Answers

You can find more training material and information using this link: Local Council Planning Conferences

Day in the life of a planning application

The Cornwall Planning Partnership produced this online step by step guide through the entire planning process.  It spans from initial development idea through to the completion of development.

You can access this resource using this link: Day in the life of a Planning Application

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