Climate change development plan document (DPD): first scoping document published for consultation and public requested to give their views
Residents can now have their say on proposed new planning rules to help Cornwall tackle climate change.
The Climate Change Development Plan Document, or DPD, will outline Cornwall Council’s vision to protect the environment by introducing new planning policies and strengthening existing rules to support Cornwall Council’s ambitious aim to become carbon neutral by 2030.
Because of the need to stay at home in response to the Coronavirus, residents and other stakeholders can view the proposals online and give their views and suggestions by email from now until 26 May. This first round of consultation will be held predominately online, and there will be no face-to-face public events or exhibitions during the current health emergency. If anyone cannot view the document online, paper copies can be provided.
There will also be online events and question and answer sessions on the new DPD via Skype. Further details on the webcasts will follow.
Climate Change DPD policies are being considered to support:
Like the Local Plan, this DPD will in due course become a statutory planning document supporting and strengthening the policies that have already been adopted, to protect the environment.
All suggestions and feedback received during the consultation will be considered but not all ideas can be included in planning policy.
There will be further chances to comment this year before the final policies are decided and submitted to a Government planning inspector for formal examination next year.
Public consultation on the Climate Change Development Plan Document runs from now until 26 May.
To give views on the Climate Change DPD or for further information go to:
Cornwall Council’s website page for climate change
or email : email@example.com
or call 0300 1234 151.