Key Council documents
Cornwall Council has a number of strategies, policies and plans that form an integral part of our decision making process. The Council Strategy and Business Plan pages link closely with this.
This shared vision for our future will guide our recovery and renewal.
The Cornwall Plan sets out six transitions to achieve our goal. It charts a course towards the Cornwall we want in 2050.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cornwall's Health and Wellbeing Strategy sets out a long-term vision for Cornwall where people in Cornwall will live longer, happier, healthier lives and good health and wellbeing will be everyone's responsibility.
A subsection of the Environmental Growth Strategy, the Nature Recovery Plan aims to provide clear and well-evidenced priorities on where in Cornwall we can grow nature. This will help us to understand where the most effective places in Cornwall are to help nature recover.
Our vision for Cornwall is that Transport in Cornwall will be excellent. Our transport system will connect people, communities, businesses and services in a way that is reliable, efficient, safe, inclusive and enjoyable.
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.
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.
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.
Our vision is that Cornwall has a sustainably managed maritime environment, which is well understood and known internationally as an excellent location for work, wildlife and for recreation.
The 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.
- Council 2018-2022 Business Plan
- Council Priorities for Cornwall
- Council Annual Report (2018-19)
- Council Annual Report (2017-18)
- Council Performance Reports
- Senior Council Management Structure
- Cornwall Residents' Survey 2017
- Service Savings Plan 2018/19 - 2021/22
- Communications Peer Challenge
- CORSERV Business Plan (2017/18)
- CORSERV Interim reporting structure
- Cornwall Executive Group
- Governance Review External Group (GREG) report: Primed for success
- Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Leadership Board
- The Case for Cornwall
- Cornwall Devolution Deal
- Devolution to Cornwall
- A Catalyst for Change - Brexit report
- Local Code of Corporate Governance 2017
- Organisational Development Framework (2016)
- Digital Inclusion Strategy
Each directorate has identified how they will deliver their services and what they will be doing to support the business plan, as outlined in the following service plans. These plans directly link back to the business plan and are performance managed by the service directors, who in turn feed performance information into quarterly reports that are ultimately discussed at Cabinet.
Service Plans (2019 - 2022)
- Adult Social Care Service Plan
- Together for Families Directorate
- Children and Families Service Plan
- Children's Health and Wellbeing Service Plan
- Education Service Plan
- Economic Growth and Development Directorate Plan
- Economic Growth Service Plan | Investment Programme Strategy
- Housing Service Plan
- Planning and Sustainable Development Service Plan
- Transport and Infrastructure Service Plan
- Neighbourhoods Directorate
- Environment Service Plan
- Resilient Cornwall Service Plan
- Strategy and Engagement Service Plan
- Neighbourhoods and Public Protection | Appendix
- Wellbeing and Public Health Service Plan
- Customer and Support Services
Service Plans (2018 - 2022)
- Adult Social Care Service Plan 2018-22
- Assurance 2017-18
- Children and Family Service Plan 2018-22
- Commercial Services 2017-18
- Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service Plan 2016-2019
- Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership and Cornwall Council Economic Growth Service Business Plan 2018-22
- Customer Access and Digital Services Service Plan 2017-18
- Customer and Support Services Directorate Plan 2018-22
- Education and Early Years Service Plan 2018-22
- Environment Service Plan 2018-22
- Housing Service Plan 2018-22
- Neighbourhoods and Public Protection Service Plan 2018-22 | Appendix
- Planning and Sustainable Development Service Plan 2018-22
- Public Health Service Plan 2017-18
- Resources Service Plan 2017-18
- Strategy and Engagement Service Plan 2017-18
- Transport Service Plan 2018-22
- Public Health Annual Report (2017)
- The Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2013-15)
- Shaping our Future - Sustainability and Transformation Plan (2016-21)
- Shaping our Future (STP) website
- Draft Strategic Commissioning Intentions and Delivery Plan
- One Vision - Partnership Plan (Children's Education, Health & Social Care)
- Children, Young People and Child Poverty Plan (2015-20)
- Safer Cornwall Partnership Plan (2016-19 Refresh)
- Safer Cornwall Partnership Plan (2016-19 Delivery Plan Refresh)
- Safer Cornwall Strategic Assessment (2015-16)
- Safe, resilient and connected communities - Police and Crime Plan (2017-20)
- Safer Together - Police and Crime Plan for Devon and Cornwall (2013-17)
- Cornwall Local Plan (2010-2030)
- Connecting Cornwall 2030 - Local Transport Plan
- Planning Improvement Peer Challenge
- Waste collection and cleansing contract inquiry
- Vision 2030 (Strategic Economic Plan update)
- LEP Strategic Economic Plan (Economic Growth Strategy 2012-2020)
- LEP Business Plan (2017-18)
- LEP Industrial Strategy response
- LEP Employment and Skills Strategy (2016-30)
- Integrated Territorial Investment Strategy (2014-2020)
- Cornwall Economy and Culture Strategy (2013-2020)
- Environmental Growth Strategy (2015-65)
- An Investment Programme for Cornwall
- Investment Programme appendix - Criteria
- Shared Prosperity Fund - Key principles for a Council position
- Strategic Housing Framework (2014-19)
- Housing Strategic Plan (2014-19)
- Cornwall Council‘s current Homelessness Strategy 2015 - 2020
- Rough Sleeping Reduction Strategy