Prosperous Cornwall 2050: Creating a plan for our places

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Why do we need a plan for our places to prosper?

We are living in challenging times. We want to ensure that all people have opportunities wherever they live in Cornwall. Homes have become expensive to buy or rent; a crisis which is particularly affecting younger adults and their ability to stay near where they have grown up. Climate change is affecting how we live and changing our natural world. Recovery from the pandemic, tackling the climate emergency and technological advances have already had a huge impact on the way that we live, work and travel.

We need change to meet our commitment to become carbon zero by 2050 and to create a Cornwall that it is a brilliant place to be a child and grow up.

We have started to look at the things that affect everyone in their daily lives under the following themes. Please take our short survey to let us know what you think.

  • Our Places - we must meet the growing need for homes in the future by building the right homes in the right places. Where is the right place for new homes to be built and how can they help create thriving, healthy places to live?
  • Homes - how can we help every village in Cornwall meet local housing needs and find places for the affordable homes that we need?
  • Health and Wellbeing - how can the way that our new places are built and improvements to existing towns and villages help people to have healthier lifestyles?
  • Travel and Connectivity - How can we help our towns and villages to be less dependent on cars to get around, go to work or to shops and services? How can we make it easier for people to choose alternative ways to travel and access the things that they need day to day?
  • Nature Recovery and Environment - How can we help nature to recover, whilst still providing the homes and services that we need? Should we mark out specific places to create new habitats and areas where nature can recover?  How can we combine these areas with our new communities so places and nature can thrive?
  • Economy, Jobs and Skills - How do people work now and in 2050? Will the ability to work flexibly, from home and other remote locations help to create more sustainable towns and villages? What effect will this have on our town centres and villages, and the homes that people will need?
  • Infrastructure and Community Facilities - what services do our towns and villages need when we create new places and more homes? What will help our places to thrive now and into the future?
  • Resilient Communities - what do our places need so that they can create a stronger sense of community. How can we help communities to plan for and manage the effects of climate change? 

All these far-reaching issues create an urgent need for us to think long term and take a stronger planned approach to creating a more prosperous future for our residents. The Council’s services in planning, health, transport, economy and environment working together can help create this long-term plan and inform our next local plan to guide growth in Cornwall.

Why do we need a plan for our places to prosper?

We are living in challenging times. We want to ensure that all people have opportunities wherever they live in Cornwall. Homes have become expensive to buy or rent; a crisis which is particularly affecting younger adults and their ability to stay near where they have grown up. Climate change is affecting how we live and changing our natural world. Recovery from the pandemic, tackling the climate emergency and technological advances have already had a huge impact on the way that we live, work and travel.

We need change to meet our commitment to become carbon zero by 2050 and to create a Cornwall that it is a brilliant place to be a child and grow up.

We have started to look at the things that affect everyone in their daily lives under the following themes. Please take our short survey to let us know what you think.

  • Our Places - we must meet the growing need for homes in the future by building the right homes in the right places. Where is the right place for new homes to be built and how can they help create thriving, healthy places to live?
  • Homes - how can we help every village in Cornwall meet local housing needs and find places for the affordable homes that we need?
  • Health and Wellbeing - how can the way that our new places are built and improvements to existing towns and villages help people to have healthier lifestyles?
  • Travel and Connectivity - How can we help our towns and villages to be less dependent on cars to get around, go to work or to shops and services? How can we make it easier for people to choose alternative ways to travel and access the things that they need day to day?
  • Nature Recovery and Environment - How can we help nature to recover, whilst still providing the homes and services that we need? Should we mark out specific places to create new habitats and areas where nature can recover?  How can we combine these areas with our new communities so places and nature can thrive?
  • Economy, Jobs and Skills - How do people work now and in 2050? Will the ability to work flexibly, from home and other remote locations help to create more sustainable towns and villages? What effect will this have on our town centres and villages, and the homes that people will need?
  • Infrastructure and Community Facilities - what services do our towns and villages need when we create new places and more homes? What will help our places to thrive now and into the future?
  • Resilient Communities - what do our places need so that they can create a stronger sense of community. How can we help communities to plan for and manage the effects of climate change? 

All these far-reaching issues create an urgent need for us to think long term and take a stronger planned approach to creating a more prosperous future for our residents. The Council’s services in planning, health, transport, economy and environment working together can help create this long-term plan and inform our next local plan to guide growth in Cornwall.

  • Please spare a few minutes to give us your thoughts on how we should plan for Cornwall’s Future by completing this short survey. Prosperous Cornwall 2050 is a starting point, a plan for our places looking at the things that have an effect on all of our daily lives

    • climate change and nature
    • homes
    • transport
    • jobs and skills
    • health and wellbeing 

    We are looking forward over the next few decades so please take part and let us know what is important to you and for Cornwall.

    Take Survey
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Page last updated: 19 November 2021, 15:50