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Cornwall Council agrees a new vision for Cornwall

A plan that sets out a vision for Cornwall in 2050 was approved yesterday (25 November) by Cornwall councillors.

The plan was developed following a listening exercise, The Cornwall We Want, that saw thousands of people get involved and have their say.

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Over 25,000 people visited The Cornwall We Want online platform, and over 4000 people contributed to the campaign by taking a survey, participating in live events and focus groups or by sending written contributions.

Cornwall Council Leader, Julian German said: “By listening to what residents told us and by understanding what we already know about Cornwall is how we have developed a plan for Cornwall: Gyllyn Warbarth, Together We Can: The Cornwall Plan.

“With full council endorsement this plan will now be presented at the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Leadership Board as it’s imperative that everyone in Cornwall gets behind this vision so that we can all work together to achieve the goals that are set out. This includes Cornwall’s leaders, right through to each and every resident who we ask to think about what they can do to play their part, as the council cannot do this alone.”

The plan has also been endorsed by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health and Care Partnership Senate, which unanimously supported the proposed vision on 15 October, the Cornwall Association of Local Councils, which has formally written to express local councils’ support for the vision and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership, which unanimously supported the proposed vision on 22 October.

Cornwall’s Youth MP’s also endorsed the plan, they said: “Each year, young people across Cornwall vote on the top issues they want us to campaign for as members of the UK Youth Parliament. This vision places the most pressing concerns for children right at the heart of plans for Cornwall’s future, from protecting the environment through to improving mental health, ending child poverty and giving everyone an equal chance of a good life”.

Environment Secretary George Eustice has contributed the following endorsement: “Across the country, there is a new appreciation of the difference that nature makes to our lives, and of the link between our own health and that of the planet. This vision shows how Cornwall can lead the way in building back better and greener. We are working to protect and enhance our environment for the next generation.”

The plan will now be discussed at the next Leadership Board meeting on 11 December.

You can read the plan and give your feedback by visiting the Let’s Talk Cornwall website.

This vision will influence and shape Cornwall Council and partner strategies for years to come, if you are interested in seeing what strategies currently exist please visit the Council’s key documents page.

Story created on 25 November