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Environment consultations

We regularly respond to Government consultations to help shape the future delveopment of national policy and ensure that the views of Cornwall are heard.

You can view our responses to previous consultations below. 

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These are the responses for 2016.

Below is a list of responses from earlier years. To request a copy of the text please contact

  • The National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England - views to help shape the final strategy and to ensure that future roles and responsibilities in flood and coastal erosion risk management are clear.
  • Future funding for flood and coastal erosion risk management
  • Local Flood authorities' contribution to sustainable development
  • Flood and Water Management Act: cooperation between authorities and requesting information
  • Sale of Trust Ports in England and Wales: Consultation on revised criteria - views on revised criteria that the government regards as particularly relevant when deciding on the appropriateness of the sale of a major trust port under the Ports Act 1991
  • Defra: Consultation on greenhouse gas emissions - A response from Cornwall Development Company, written in consultation with Cornwall Council, on whether regulations should be introduced to make it mandatory for some UK companies to report on their greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • Possible Models for a Capacity Mechanism - Views on alterative approaches to designing a capacity mechanism for the GB electricity market
  • DECC: Bio-energy strategy - views on issues which are relevant to the development of the bioenergy strategy
  • Hills Fuel Poverty Review - views on the interim report on fuel poverty (the problems and its requirements)
  • Proposals relating to the common fisheries policy and the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products - Views of CIFCA (stand alone committee within Cornwall Council) on Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy and the Common Organisation of the Markets in Fishery and Aquaculture Products
  • DECC: Comprehensive Review Phase One Feed in Tariffs for Solar PV - views on  the government’s proposals for the tariff levels available for renewable electricity generation from solar PV installations of 250kW or below under the Feed-in Tariffs scheme
  • The Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation - views on the details of the Green
    Deal and energy company obligation policies that are to be implemented in secondary legislation and under the energy licensing framework
  • DECC: A Consultation on Proposed Changes to the Government's Standard Assessment Procedure - views on proposed changes to the Governments Standard Assessment Procedure
  • Feed-In Tariffs Scheme Consultation on Review Phase 2A: Solar PV Cost Control - views on proposals for a programme of  six monthly tariff reductions for solar PV tariffs, with an added deployment trigger to ensure that subsidy levels keep in step with the market
  • Council Framework on Climate Change - views on how councils should develop their approach to tackling climate change
  • Feed-In Tariffs scheme consultation on review phase 2B: Tariffs for non-PV technologies and scheme adminstration issues - views on proposals to change the tariffs of the four non-PV tariffs (wind, hydro, anaerobic digestion and micro-CHP). It also covers proposals to carve out special arrangements for community projects, including greater tariff stability
  • The Future of Heating: A Strategic Framework for low carbon heat in the UK - views on how we supply and use heat today and describes how the heat system will need to evolve over time, identifying the substantial changes required across our economy and the role for government
  • Smart Metering Implementation Programme: Consumer Engagement strategy - views on draft licence conditions for implementation of smart electricity and gas meters
  • Simplifying the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme - views on proposals to simplify the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, with the aim to deliver its energy efficiency and carbon reduction objectives whilst making compliance easier and less burdensome for participants
  • Call for evidence on the role of gas in the electricity market - evidence to help inform the gas generation strategy. The strategy will focus on the role of gas in the electricity market, and its aim is to attract investment in gas generation by overcoming any barriers, ensure energy security, meet the UK’s carbon reduction targets, and make the best use of the nation’s natural resources
  • Amending the Powers of Local Authorities regarding presentation of waste for collection - views on proposed amendments to Section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, which sets out the penalties which local authorities may apply to householders who present their waste incorrectly for collection. The amendments will abolish the criminal offence currently provided for in Section 46. A new, civil sanction will be put in place instead
  • Renewable Heat Incentive: providing certainty, improving performance - views on proposals for the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive relating to longer-term budget management and scheme improvements, including biomass sustainability, air quality and changes to the metering requirements
  • Tamar Estuaries Management Plan 2013 - 2018 - views on The Tamar Estuaries Management Plan 2013-2018
  • Proposed Atlantic Array Offshore Windfarm Consultation, October 2012
  • Habitats Directive: Consultation on draft guidance on the application of article 6(4), October 2012
  • Consultation response on the use of rebated fuel for gritting in rural areas, October 2012
  • Building a better environment: Our role in development and how we can help consultation response, October 2012
  • Consultation response on Fuel Poverty: Changing the framework for measurement, November 2012
  • Examining the speed limit for heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway roads consultation response, February 2013
  • Energy and Climate Change Committee: Call for evidence on Local Energy, April 2013
  • Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Community Energy: Call for evidence, August 2013
  • Local Air Quality Management in England Review, August 2013
  • Biodiversity Offsetting in England: A Green Paper, November 2013
  • Transforming the Highways Agency into a government-owned company, December 2013
  • Maximum speed limit for tractors on public roads, January 2014
  • Local Authority Parking Consultation, February 2014
  • English Heritage New Model consultation, February 2014
  • Environment and Energy State Aid Draft Guidelines, February 2014
  • Draft National Policy Statement on Road and Rail Networks Consultation, February 2014
  • Simplifying the process for revising tolls at local tolled crossings, Joint response from Cornwall Council, Plymouth City Council and Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee, April 2014 
  • Transport and Resilience Review, evidence from Cornwall Council, May 2014 
  • DEFRA Leafleting restrictions and litter consultation response, June 2014
  • Traffic Signs and Regulations and General Directions 2015 response, June 2014
  • Great Western Specification Consultation response, July 2014 
  • The Right to Challenge Parking Policies consultation response, October 2014