Cornwall Council submitted the Climate Emergency DPD for independent examination in November 2021. Necessary under (Town and Country Planning) (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2012).
Planning Inspector: P Griffiths BSc (Hons) BArch IHBC acted on behalf of the Secretary of State. He held a series of public hearings between 21 and 24 June 2022. Those who proposed changes under Regulation 19 were able to discuss them at the hearings.
The Inspector considered the soundness of the plan against paragraph 35 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). He also considered if the plan met duty to co-operate, legal and procedural requirements.
The Council proposed modifications to the plan in document SD02.3. Consultation on this stage of the process was between Monday 25 July and Monday 5 September 2022.
A copy of the plan SD01.2 - CEDPD draft master with edits shows the proposed changes in context. The following documents have been updated to reflect the Schedule of changes:
Following consultation the Council has issued an updated SD02.4 - Schedule of modifications. The Inspector has recommended that this is published for information. This is not a formal process of consultation.
- Summary of Major modification post hearing representations
- Summary of Minor modification post hearing representations
If you would like to discuss this document you can contact the team by emailing: email@example.com
by writing to:
Climate Emergency DPD Team
New County Hall
Cornwall declared a climate emergency in 2019. All services across the Council have a part to play. Planning is an important part of the solution to improve housing and infrastructure. Making sure that our children and grandchildren have a Cornwall to live, work and thrive in.
These Planning Policies impact the way that places grow and change. They will help to protect and shape the future of Cornwall. They add detail to the Cornwall Local Plan (2016). They aim to help address climate change, by expanding on and replacing some Local Plan policies. The aim is to address the impacts of climate change, sitting alongside Government legislation.
These policies make development more sustainable. They remain flexible to keep up with changes in technology.
You can view and download the submission documents from the links below.
What planning can do to help
Planning policies affect buildings or changes to the landscape. The Government sets national planning policy. It also set Building Regulations and other legislation that we must consider. We are not always able to make our local rules stricter. Planning follows a long and often-complicated legal process. It uses language that sometimes means very little to anyone but planners or lawyers! But this is to make sure that rules are legal and enforceable (or sound in planning terms). The Climate Emergency DPD encourages better development, that uses less energy. Developing buildings that survive future climate change and that help protect the planet.
We asked at early scoping if the themes we were considering were right, and the majority agreed. When considering the areas planning policy can impact our themes have remained constant.
We received many great ideas and suggestions but not all under planning control. We have shared all this feedback with our colleagues across the council. This DPD is one of many Cornwall Council projects to help address Climate Change.
- SD01 Climate Emergency DPD Draft Master With Edits
- SD01.1 CEDPD Draft Master With Additional Edits May 22 (1)
- SD01 2 Reg 19 CEDPD Showing Minor & Main Modifications 16 08 22
- SD02 Schedule Of Changes
- DRAFT SD02.1 Schedule Of Additional Proposed Post Submission Modifications
- SD02 3 Combined Schedule Of Changes (17 08 22)
- SD03 Climate Emergency DPD Policy Map
- SD04 Habitat Regulations Assessment
- SD05 Sustainability Appraisal
- SD05.1 Cornwall CE DPD SA Report Addendum V1.0 220722 (002)
- SD06 Viability Report
- SD07 Comprehensive Impact Assessment
- SD08 Duty To Co Operate Statement Of Common Ground
- SD09 Notice Of Submission Of The Climate Emergency DPD
- SD10 Scoping Response Summary
- SD11 Reg18 Response Summary
- SD12 Statement Of Consultation Renewable Energy And Sustainable Energy And Construction
- SD13 Regulation 18 Duty To Co Operate Statement
- SD14 Responses Regulation 19 Spreadsheet
- SD15 Statement Of Consultation Climate Emergency DPD Pre Submission V01
- SD15.1 Statement Of Consultation Appendix 1 REG 19 Responses Town and Parish Councils
- SD15.2 Statement Of Consultation Appendix 2 Regulation 19 Responses Individuals
- SD15.3 Statement Of Consultation Appendix 3 Regulation 19 Responses Groups, Business And Others
- SD16 Legal Compliance Checklist CEDPD DRAFT V3
- EB001 Climate Emergency DPD regulation pre-submission consultation draft
- EB002 Climate Emergency DPD Policy Map pre-submission version
- EB003 Viability Report pre-submission draft
- EB003.1 Cornwall Viability Appendix pre-submission version
- EB004 Energy Review and Modelling Report
- EB005 Erratum Amendment To Paragraph 19 3 2 Of The Climate Emergency DPD
- EB006 Sustainability Appraisal pre-submission version
- EB007 Habitat Regulation Appraisal pre-submission version
- EB008.4 Constraints And Opportunities For Large Scale Renewables Uofe 309 Rev 2
- EB42 Technical evidence base for policy sec 1 - New Housing Technical appendices
- EB042.1 Technical evidence base for policy sec 1 - New Housing Technical appendices
- EB043 Topic Paper Agriculture And Rural
- EB044 Topic Paper Alternative Living
- EB045 Topic Paper Coastal Change And Flood Management
- EB046 Topic Paper Heritage
- EB047 Topic Paper Renewable Energy
- EB048 Topic Paper Sustainable Energy And Construction
- EB049 Topic Paper Town Centre Design And Density
- EB050 Topic Paper Transport
- SD01 2 Reg 19 CEDPD Showing Minor & Main Modifications 16 08 22 (1)
- SD04.1 Cornwall Climate DPD HRA Main Mods 2022
- HS01 - CC - CEDPD Matter 1 - General overview
- HS01-297NE - Matter 1_The Overview_NE response_Redacted
- HS02 - CC - CEDPD Matter 2 - Climate Change Principles
- HS02 -212AE - Cornwall DPD Climate Principles H2
- HS02-297NE - Matter 2_Climate Change Principles NE response
- HS03 - 297NE_1 - part 1_Natural Climate Solutions_NE response
- HS03 - 297NE_2 - Hearing Session Matter 3 (part 2)
- HS03 - 424JS -AL1 20220607
- HS03 - CC - Natural Climate Solutions Rural Development and Diversification
- HS03-199HBF - House Builders Federation - Hearing 3
- HS03-226PH - Hearing 3 Statement Natural Climate Solutions obo Persimmon
- HS04 - 199HBF - House Builders Federation -Hearing 4
- HS04 - 226PH - Hearing 4 Statement Sustainable Transport obo Persimmon
- HS04 - CC_1- CEDPD Matter 4 Sustainable Transport
- HS04 - CC_2 - CEDPD Matter 4 Town Centres Design and Density
- HS05 - 212AE - CE DPD Hearing 5 RE
- HS05 - 376PEP -PEP UPDATE 7 June 22 Hearing 6
- HS05 - CC - CEDPD Matter 5 Renewable Energy
- HS05-297NE - Matter 5_renewable energy_NE response
- HS06 - 226PH - Hearing Statement 6 Sustainable Energy and Construction obo Persimmon
- HS06 - CC - CEDPD Matter 6 Sustainable Energy & Construction
- HS06-199HBF - House Builders Federation- Hearing 6
- HS06-199HBF_1 - House Builders Federation Hearing 6 Statement Addendum
- HS07 - CC - CEDPD Matter 7 Coastal Change
- HS07-297NE - Matter 7_coastal change and flooding_NE response
- HS08 - 446TM - Submission 070622_Redacted
- HS08 - 189BL_1 - Appendix 1 - Reps 16 April 2021
- HS08 - CC CEDPD Matter 8 (189BL)
- HS08-189BL - Cornwall Climate Change DPD Written Statement