Cornwall’s Local Plan Final Consultation

Posted on: 4th September 2014

Cornwall’s Local Plan final consultation starts today.

Edwina Hannaford, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Heritage and Planning, said “The Local Plan is an important planning document that will give strategic direction to development and guide planning decisions in Cornwall over the next 15 years. It will set out the main set of planning policies on new housing, industrial and commercial development, renewable energy, minerals, waste and infrastructure.”

The plan has already been through consultation and some changes have been made. This is a chance to review the changes and comment, before 16 October. Follow the link for more information.

This plan does not give details for the St Just and Pendeen area although the area is covered broadly and will be expected to contribute to providing some sites for new homes. It is a form of Neighbourhood Planning that can guide what can go where locally and important open spaces to preserve and note areas where the character needs protecting. Neighbourhood Planning can only be driven locally but Cornwall Council can support Towns and Parishes who want to look at starting local plans. Areas do not have to complete Neighbourhood plans; some will and some won’t