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Development Plan Documents

This page contains information on Development Plan Documents that are currently being prepared. (This excludes the Cornwall Local Plan: Strategic Policies document.)

Development Plan Documents in Preparation

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Development Plan Documents (DPD) will set out Cornwall Council’s planning policies and proposals. They are subject to community and stakeholder involvement and independent examination. The following DPD are in preparation:

Consultation 26 February – 5pm 16 April 2021

Work has continued throughout this year on the Climate Emergency DPD. It is an important part of the Council’s plan to address Climate Change. We thank all who have responded to the climate emergency. We are now asking for your thoughts before we submit for examination. This pre-submission consultation is under Regulation 19 of the planning act. 

Climate Emergency DPD  Consultation Page


Travelling Communities Site Allocations

This document will allocate sites to meet the needs of Travelling Communities. This is identified in the Cornwall Local Plan: Strategic Policies document. A Scoping Report consultation is currently underway until the 6th June 2016.

Site Allocations DPD - Adopted

Cornwall Council has now adopted the Site Allocations Development Plan Document (Allocations DPD). The document identifies where new housing and employment uses will be delivered for 10 towns/conurbations and two eco-communities in Cornwall. 

Minerals Safeguarding DPD - Adopted

Cornwall Council has now adopted the Minerals Safeguarding Development Plan Document (DPD).  The DPD identifies areas of mineral resource and infrastructure that are safeguarded for future use.