Key Council documents

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.


Cornwall Council has a number of strategies, policies and plans that form a part of our decision making process. The Council Strategy and Business Plan pages link closely with this.

Gyllyn Warbarth, Together We Can: The Cornwall Plan

The Cornwall Plan sets out a vision for Cornwall in 2050. The Council, our partners and the whole community are working together to realise our shared vision. 

The Cornwall Plan, 2020 - 2050

Cornwall Council works hard to lead in sustainable living. Our strategies and policies describe how we work towards this vision. These are also shaped by the six transitions in The Cornwall Plan and the Council’s Business Plan:

  1. A creative carbon zero economy
  2. Sustainable food, land and seas
  3. Thriving Places with Decent Homes
  4. Equality, Education and Entrepreneurship
  5. Safe, Healthy, Resilient Communities
  6. A Digital Revolution for Sustainable Living

Our strategies and policies

Theme 1: A Creative Carbon Zero Economy

In 2050, our ambition is to quadruple our production of renewable energy, create green jobs and help power the decarbonised national economy.

Economic Growth Strategy

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly face a fantastic opportunity to be at the forefront of a new economy, one that prospers in a unique creative, entrepreneurial and productive landscape.


Theme 2: Sustainable Food, Land and Seas

In 2050, we are growing nature on twice as much land in Cornwall and four times as much of our inshore waters, all of which are under active management for environmental gain.

Environmental Growth Strategy

In 2065, Cornwall’s environment will be naturally diverse, beautiful and healthy, supporting a thriving society, prosperous economy and abundance of wildlife."


Theme 3: Thriving Places with Decent Homes

In 2050, street homelessness in Cornwall is ended, and every child has a secure home to grow up in.

Cornwall Local PlanCornwall Council's strategy has at its core the aim to bridge the inequality gaps in society and make a positive difference to people's lives.


Theme 4: Equality, Education and Entrepreneurship

In 2050, every child in Cornwall starts school ready with an equal chance to achieve a bright future.

One Vision - Incorporates the Children and Young People Plan 2017 - 2020

Our vision is that all children and young people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are safe, healthy and have equal chances of accessing all available opportunities to achieve brighter futures.


Theme 5: Safe, Healthy, Resilient Communities

In 2050, no one in Cornwall feels lonely, and people live well for longer, enjoying good health for at least five extra years of their lives.

Safer Cornwall Partnership Plan

The Partnership Plan focuses on education services, community and acute health services, community safety and policing, work, benefits and housing.


Theme 6: A Digital Revolution for Sustainable Living

By 2050, everyone in Cornwall is digitally included, and Cornwall is one of the best-connected places in the world, making it the natural place to grow great business.

Digital Inclusion Strategy 2019 - 2023

Our vision is for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly residents and organisations to understand the benefits of digital, feel safe and confident online and be supported to develop their skills and thrive in an increasingly digital world.


Supporting strategies

Climate Change Action Plan

Our Climate Change Plan will create the conditions for change through direct action and a new form of place-based leadership for Cornwall to become net carbon neutral.


Housing Strategy

Our vision for Cornwall is to provide homes where people can thrive. We are realistic about the challenges that we face in trying to achieve this and that we won’t be able to solve all our housing problems overnight.


Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Industrial Strategy

In 2030 the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly creative and carbon-neutral economy will be realising opportunities for its people, communities and businesses to thrive, benefiting the environment and providing an outstanding quality of life for all.


Economy and Culture Strategy 2013 - 2020

Our refreshed vision for 2030 is for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to have a healthy, skilled and productive workforce with access to rewarding jobs, clear progression pathways and opportunities for all.


The Cornwall Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

Our vision is to work with communities and other flood risk management organisations to manage the likelihood and impact of flooding and coastal change for the benefit of our communities, visitors, businesses and environment.


Resource and Waste Strategy 2018

Being better at managing household materials, waste and resources is beneficial to us all, and it is important that everyone in Cornwall makes an active contribution to reducing the amount of waste we create, and to reusing and recycling more.


Clean Air for Cornwall Strategy 2019 - 2024The aims of the Clean Air for Cornwall Strategy are to raise awareness of air quality problems in Cornwall and provide an integrated approach improve Cornwall Council's emissions performance, ensuring all Council activity takes into account its effect on air pollution.

Within the Council, each directorate identifies how they will deliver their services. This is set out in their service plans.

Service performance is regularly reviewed and reported on. The Council Performance Report (CPR) also reports quarterly strategic and critical performance indicators.

Service plans (2019 - 2022)

Adult Social Care Service Plan


Together for Families Directorate


Economic Growth and Development Directorate Plan


Neighbourhoods Directorate


Service plans (2018 - 2022)

We are currently running a series of All Member Briefings focusing on the progress made in delivering the Council’s Priorities for Cornwall.

You can watch the latest All Member Briefings on our webcast page.

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