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This document seeks to mitigate likely harm to European protected sites from recreational pressure associated with new development. It was adopted in February 2021.
You will need to make a contribution for all applications for:
- residential development
- tourist accommodation beds
- active elderly accommodation and
- student accommodation
if they are located within the Zones of Influence of protected sites. This is a validation requirement. These sites are:
- Penhale Dunes Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
- Fal and Helford SAC
- Plymouth Sound and Estuaries SAC and Tamar Estuaries Complex Special Protection Area
You can access a map of the areas using this link: Cornwall mapping
You can find out more about the process, including links to forms and templates, using these links:
Each planning document or project is different. But this new platform will ensure consistent consultation on planning related documents and projects.
The way we consult on planning applications is not changing.
- can include these as an attachment to your response but
- must reference them as part of your response.
- Document name
- Page/paragraph/figure/table number
- to provide the details above
- how this specific evidence supports your consultation feedback.
Residential uses in town centres
A new Permitted Development Right allows the change of use from commercial to residential use. We have produced new guidance on how this will work. It will:
- explain the new Permitted Development Right
- explain things to consider for a prior approval application
- assist with decision making for changes of use planning applications in town centres.
You can find out more information using this link: Planning Policy Guidance.
Our latest Planning News for Local Councils and Agents (July 2021) is now available on our Planning News page.
Our next planning newsletter is due at the end of October.
Please note there is a significant issue about:
- the levels of phosphate entering the River Camel and related advice from Natural England
- the impact of this on development and some planning applications in the river's catchment area.
You can find more information and latest news on our new webpage:
Small scale thresholds and nutrient neutrality principles
We have produced new guidelines and updated our local Validation list. You can find more information using this link: Interim guidelines - small scale thresholds and nutrient neutrality principles