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Planning policy

We are consulting on the The Climate Emergency Development Plan Document (DPD) between 26 February – 5pm 16 April 2021.  Please view the consultation documents on The Climate Emergency Development Plan Document (DPD) page.

These policies give an indication of what type and scale of development is appropriate and are used to determine planning applications.

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The Planning Policy Team is responsible for:

  • Creating the planning vision and strategy for Cornwall.  This will set out how development will take place to 2030 and beyond.
  • Producing the Cornwall Local Plan and other policy documents.  The Local Plan sets out policies used to decide planning applications.
  • Monitoring the delivery of development
  • Monitoring how well our policies are used
  • Neighbourhood Planning

The Cornwall Local Plan was formally adopted in November 2016. It provides a positive and flexible planning policy framework for Cornwall up to 2030.

We provide information and advice relating to policies and other guidance such as Conservation Area appraisals

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Find out about our regular monitoring and up to date evidence.

You can also view more about self-build, brownfield and other registers that we are compiling

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This area provides information on what a neighbourhood plan is, how to create one and updates on plans that communities are already preparing

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This section describes how we are planning for and coordinating green infrastructure interventions through our ‘PERFECT’ project in order to deliver the Council’s Environmental Growth Strategy through planning

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