What's new in planning

New guidance on barn conversions/replacement dwellings in the countryside

We published a new Chief Planning Officer's Advice Note on Barn Conversions and Replacement dwellings in the Countryside in February 2023.  This replaces the previous guidance note on replacement dwellings in the countryside.

You can find all our Chief Planning Officer Notes on our Planning Policy Guidance webpage.

Planning news - Winter 22/23

We have published our Winter planning newsletters:

  • Planning News for Local Councils and Agents
  • Neighbourhood Planning Newsletter

You can find links to these newsletters on our Planning News page. 

Our next newsletter is due end of April 2023.

Nutrient neutrality in Cornwall

Please note there is a significant issue about:

  • the levels of phosphate entering the River Camel
  • the impact of this on development and some planning applications in the river's catchment area.

We have updated our web area for phosphates.  You can now find all our nutrient neutrality information from the Nutrient Neutrality in Cornwall 'home' page.

We have updated the Cornwall Council phosphate calculator and tutorial video.  Applicants will need to rerun their phosphate budget calculations for pending planning applications.  

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