Climate Emergency Development Plan Document (DPD)

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Planning is an important part of the Council's response to the Climate Emergency.

Planning policies have a major impact on the way that places grow and change. They will also help to protect and shape the Cornwall of the future.

People need somewhere to live and to be able to get to work and school. We all need to be able to relax, shop and visit health specialists.

We are introducing some new planning policies to address climate change issues affecting Cornwall.

These planning policies can help protect the
environment and people.

The new planning policies are call the 'Climate Emergency Development Plan Document'. This will create new planning rules that encourage better development that uses less energy, developing buildings that 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 DPDs and will inform decision making on all new development proposals.

Find out more about the
Climate Emergency Development Plan Document


Consultation on the Climate Emergency DPD

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


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 or by phoning 0300 1234 151.


Have your say on the
Climate Emergency Development plan Document

Planning is an important part of the Council's response to the Climate Emergency.

Planning policies have a major impact on the way that places grow and change. They will also help to protect and shape the Cornwall of the future.

People need somewhere to live and to be able to get to work and school. We all need to be able to relax, shop and visit health specialists.

We are introducing some new planning policies to address climate change issues affecting Cornwall.

These planning policies can help protect the
environment and people.

The new planning policies are call the 'Climate Emergency Development Plan Document'. This will create new planning rules that encourage better development that uses less energy, developing buildings that 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 DPDs and will inform decision making on all new development proposals.

Find out more about the
Climate Emergency Development Plan Document


Consultation on the Climate Emergency DPD

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


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 or by phoning 0300 1234 151.


Have your say on the
Climate Emergency Development plan Document