Cornwall Local Plan making progress through the inspection phase and hopefully nearing a conclusion
In late June 2016, the government-appointed planning inspector who has been examing Cornwall's proposed Local Plan, issued a Schedule of Post Hearing Changes for Consultation. These are changes that he thinks, following the examination in May, are necessary to make the Plan “sound”. The Inspector wants the Council to publish the changes that have not previously been consulted upon and forward responses to him before he provides his final recommendations on the Plan to the Council.
The key point is that the inspector is accepting the latest target of 52,500 dwellings (of which 11,500 have already been built and a further 22,000 already have permission). This means that the Council can now demonstrate a 5-year land supply which is important when considering new applications.
The latest consultation starts on 1 July and ends on 12 August. For further details, see Local Plan Examination on the Council website.
It is hoped that the Inspector will issue his final report and recommendations to the Council towards the end of September. This means that the Council should be able, finally, to adopt the Local Plan later this year.