Climate Emergency Development Plan Document (DPD)

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Planning is playing an important part in the Council's response to the Climate Emergency. Work on a Development Plan Document (DPD) has progressed with the aim of introducing new, or strengthening existing planning policies to help address the Climate change issues affecting Cornwall.

Planning policies have a major impact on the way that places grow and change. They will help to protect and shape the Cornwall of the future creating a healthier environment. To live well people, need places to live with access to work, school and health specialists, facilities for leisure activities and relaxation as well as shopping areas to support local business.

The planning policies make up the 'Climate Emergency Development Plan Document'. They will encourage better development that uses less energy, with buildings that can survive future climate change and that help protect our planet.

Once adopted, the Climate Emergency DPD will sit alongside the Cornwall Local Plan, other strategic policies and DPD's and will inform decision making on all new development proposals.

Consultation has now closed but you can find out more about the DPD: Climate Emergency Development Plan Document (external link)


The Climate Emergency DPD next steps

Cornwall Council completed a final period of consultation (under Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, in April this year. The next stage in this statutory process is for the DPD to be submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination in Public.

Cornwall Council will be asked for approval to submit the document at their meeting in September. The feedback, comments and evidence received during the consultation period will form part of the evidence base that supports the DPD along with a Sustainability Appraisal, Habitat Regulations Assessment, policies map and other evidence reports.

Once adopted, the Climate Emergency DPD will sit alongside the Cornwall Local Plan, Strategic Policies and other DPD's and will be used for decision making on development proposals. When the document is submitted for examination some of the new policies can begin to be used to help make planning decisions and guidance on this is being prepared to accompany the DPD.

If you have any questions please email climateemergencydpd@cornwall.gov.uk (external link)


Should you wish your name to be removed from our list of consultees please notify the Climate Emergency DPD Team by emailing climateemergencydpd@cornwall.gov.uk (external link) or by phoning 0300 1234 151.

Planning is playing an important part in the Council's response to the Climate Emergency. Work on a Development Plan Document (DPD) has progressed with the aim of introducing new, or strengthening existing planning policies to help address the Climate change issues affecting Cornwall.

Planning policies have a major impact on the way that places grow and change. They will help to protect and shape the Cornwall of the future creating a healthier environment. To live well people, need places to live with access to work, school and health specialists, facilities for leisure activities and relaxation as well as shopping areas to support local business.

The planning policies make up the 'Climate Emergency Development Plan Document'. They will encourage better development that uses less energy, with buildings that can survive future climate change and that help protect our planet.

Once adopted, the Climate Emergency DPD will sit alongside the Cornwall Local Plan, other strategic policies and DPD's and will inform decision making on all new development proposals.

Consultation has now closed but you can find out more about the DPD: Climate Emergency Development Plan Document (external link)


The Climate Emergency DPD next steps

Cornwall Council completed a final period of consultation (under Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, in April this year. The next stage in this statutory process is for the DPD to be submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination in Public.

Cornwall Council will be asked for approval to submit the document at their meeting in September. The feedback, comments and evidence received during the consultation period will form part of the evidence base that supports the DPD along with a Sustainability Appraisal, Habitat Regulations Assessment, policies map and other evidence reports.

Once adopted, the Climate Emergency DPD will sit alongside the Cornwall Local Plan, Strategic Policies and other DPD's and will be used for decision making on development proposals. When the document is submitted for examination some of the new policies can begin to be used to help make planning decisions and guidance on this is being prepared to accompany the DPD.

If you have any questions please email climateemergencydpd@cornwall.gov.uk (external link)


Should you wish your name to be removed from our list of consultees please notify the Climate Emergency DPD Team by emailing climateemergencydpd@cornwall.gov.uk (external link) or by phoning 0300 1234 151.

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