Have Your Say On the Cornwall Local Plan: Shaping Cornwall’s Future

Posted on: 21st March 2014

Local people in Cornwall are being offered their last chance to give their views on the Local Plan which will help shape the future of Cornwall for the next 20 years.

The Cornwall Local Plan sets out the Council’s aims and planning policies for new housing, community facilities, essential public services and infrastructure up to 2030.

The Council first consulted people in Cornwall on the Local Plan in Spring last year.  The feedback from this consultation and new evidence was then considered at the meeting of full Council in January this year when Members agreed a number of changes to the original proposals.  Among the key changes is an increase in the number of new houses for Cornwall from 42,250 to 47,500 with associated amendments to the proposed distribution of the new housing.

Members of the public, groups and communities are now being invited to comment on these changes. All comments received in response to this further consultation will be submitted to the Secretary of State and will be considered at a Public Examination.

Consultation on the draft Local Plan will begin on Monday 17 March and end at 5 pm on Monday 28 April.

Members of the public can view the proposed changes and associated documents in Cornwall Council libraries and one stop shops as well as on the Cornwall Local Plan pages of the Cornwall Council website.

Printed copies of the Cornwall Local Plan – Strategic Policies Proposed Submission Document can be provided on request, at a cost of £20 (including postage and packaging) by contacting the Local Plans Team at the postal/email address below or by phoning 01872 224283.

All representations should be made using the Representation Form which can be downloaded from the Council’s website and returned either by hand to any of the Council’s offices, by post to Cornwall Council  Local Plans Team, Carrick House, St Clement Street, TR1 1EB or by e mail to localplan@cornwall.gov.uk.

Unless significant new issues are raised in this consultation, the Council will then submit the draft Plan (March 2014) and all comments received to the Secretary of State for examination.