Have Your Say on Cornwall Plan addressing Climate Change: Ensuring Future Sustainable Development

Posted on: 26th February 2021

Have your say on how Cornwall Council should adapt its Local Plan to ensure future Sustainable Development that has the potential to address Climate Change and habitat loss. When the Local Plan for Cornwall was agreed, whilst Climate Change was known about, people had not woken to the emergency we faced. The Council therefore want to put this right by amending the Local Plan to take the Climate Emergency into account.

Building with Nature not against it!

This is a message from the Council:

Climate Emergency Development Plan Document (DPD) Pre-Submission draft – Consultation under Regulation 19 of the of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

Cornwall Council is publishing the draft Pre-Submission Climate Emergency DPD for a statutory 6-week consultation period between 26 February and 5pm on 16 April 2021. This third stage of consultation gives a final opportunity to comment on the Policies that have been developed during this process, before the DPD is submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination.

The DPD is accompanied by a Sustainability Appraisal, Habitat Regulations Assessment and policies map alongside other evidence reports. The proposed DPD contains policies to help ensure that planning decisions consider and respond to the challenges of climate change. 

We are asking for your comments on the above documents in order to understand your final thoughts on the proposed policies in the Climate Emergency DPD prior to its submission to the Secretary of State for examination in public.

Once adopted, the Climate Emergency DPD will sit alongside the Cornwall Local Plan: Strategic Policies and other DPDs and will be used for decision making on development proposals

Copies of the document can be downloaded from: www.cornwall.gov.uk/climateemergencydpd

How to view the documents and comment

Due to the ongoing situation caused by Covid-19, the consultation will be held predominantly on-line, and no face to face public events or exhibitions are planned. This is to protect the health of our communities. We recognise that people may want to contribute ideas and comments through other means – if you are unable to view the document in any other way, we can provide a paper copy of the documents. 

We have organised a series of online events that you can reserve a place on. These are designed to provide an opportunity for questions relating to the content and approach of the document and to help you make your comments. Please let us know if you would like to register for one of these sessions using our dedicated email address: climateemergencydpd@cornwall.gov.uk

Tuesday 16 March                          3.30pm – 5pm

Wednesday 17 March                    12.30pm – 2pm

Thursday 18 March                        2pm – 3.30pm

Friday 19 March                              1.30pm – 3pm

If you have any questions please email: climateemergencydpd@cornwall.gov.uk or call 0300 1234 151 and ask to speak to a member of the Local Plans Team.

Representations should be made using the provided representation form available online at www.cornwall.gov.uk/climateemergencydpd  

Completed Representation Forms should be submitted via email to: climateemergencydpd@cornwall.gov.uk

Or by post to: Climate Emergency DPD Team, Cornwall Council, 3B Pydar House, Pydar Street, Truro, Cornwall. TR1 1XU