Big cats and Newquay Zoo reach the end of the lion

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Three African lions – Boss, Semira and Amahle – are to leave Newquay Zoo to a new enclosure at Paignton.  The animals are nine-year-old siblings, born...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s health chiefs forced to put hospital patients in hotel to stem over-crowding crisis

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs have been forced to book 20 beds at a Newquay hotel to help deal with overcrowding at the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro. The...

How your taxes make the train take the strain: Cornwall Council pays airline so that you can soon fly to London for less £35

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council’s subsidy to airline Eastern Airways will offer passengers the chance to fly to London for only half the price of a train ticket. Tickets...

Subsidised flights to London are “vital” says Cornwall Council’s transport chief

By Peter Tremayne The government has provided more details of how taxpayers will be required to subsidise cheap flights between Newquay and London from next month. County Hall’s transport...

Cheap flights or climate catastrophe? Cornwall councillors could be forced to make a choice

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The prospect of cheap flights between Newquay and Gatwick, subsidised by taxpayers, might yet be thwarted if enough Cornwall councillors decide that climate concerns are more...

Cornwall Council finally confirms that it will pay Eastern Airways to offer cheap flights to London, starting next month

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has finally confirmed that it is going ahead with a £5 million taxpayer subsidy to provide cheap flights between Newquay and London Gatwick. Eastern...

EXCLUSIVE: £5 million for flights to London but nothing for leisure centres – Cornwall Council can expect political turbulence as taxpayers are asked to fund near-empty aircraft

By Peter Tremayne County Hall is buzzing with rumours that a new taxpayer subsidy is about to be announced for flights between Newquay and London.  Cornwall Council leader Linda...

Taxpayers will save £5 million if there is no subsidy for flights from Newquay to London

By Peter Tremayne It looks increasingly likely that no Public Service Obligation (PSO) subsidised passenger aircraft will fly from Newquay to London this winter. The published deadline for the...

Branson starts the countdown for another rocket launch – meanwhile Cornwall’s satellite will be ready “dreckly”

By Peter Tremayne A date has been pencilled in for what will be Richard Branson’s third satellite launch, if it is successful.  The tycoon’s LauncherOne rocket is now due...

Countdown to the budget: what it could mean for Cornwall

By Julia Penhaligon This lunchtime’s (Wednesday’s) budget statement is expected to shed some light on Cornwall Council’s bid for more devolved powers, as well as news about the future...

Newquay Airport boss quits

By Peter Tremayne The boss of Newquay Airport has resigned.  Pete Downes announced his departure on social media.  He had been in the job for only 18 months. Mr...

On Wednesday evening, five of Cornwall’s MPs voted to allow South West Water to dump raw sewage into the sea. One of them explains why.

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of Cornwall’s MPs has been trying to explain why he voted to allow South West Water to continue dumping raw sewage into the sea. On...

Is anybody really missing regular flights from Newquay to London? Another deadline comes and goes as talks continue about taxpayer subsidy

By Peter Tremayne Subsidised flights between Newquay and London will not resume before 31st October, contrary to promises made last month. Cornwall Council has now told the BBC it...

EXCLUSIVE: who is building Cornwall’s Kernow Sat? The plot thickens…

By Peter Tremayne Mystery still surrounds the progress of Cornwall’s much-hyped “Kernow Sat” satellite, due to blast off from Newquay in only eight months. The satellite appears to have...

Newquay Airport lost £3.4 million last year, as revenues plunged 69% because of Covid

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport made an operating loss of £3.4 million last year, as revenues plunged 69.2% because of Covid restrictions.  Cornwall Council, which owns the airport, has...

No more flights from Newquay – London until the end of October at the earliest

By Peter Tremayne The last passenger aircraft to take off from Newquay to London is due to depart shortly after 7pm this evening (Tuesday) leaving a gap in service...

Covid-19 Plan B: compulsory vaccination passports for large outdoor festivals like Boardmasters

By Julia Penhaligon The government has published details of tough new Covid controls which have the potential to disrupt the organisation of large outdoor festivals such as Boardmasters. The...

Branson has still not signed a contract to launch any satellites from Newquay, as clock counts down to first launch in 9 months

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson has still not signed any contract to operate from the Newquay spaceport, councillors heard yesterday (Thursday.) Spaceport bosses told the Newquay Airport consultative forum...

Winter flights from Newquay to London should “resume as soon as possible,” says airport boss

By Peter Tremayne Flights from Newquay to London look set to end next week – but could resume four weeks later, councillors heard yesterday (Thursday.) Newquay Airport manager Pete...

Promotion for St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double in this week’s government reshuffle

By Julia Penhaligon St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has been promoted in the latest government reshuffle.  He becomes an Assistant Whip, an unpaid post, and joins North...

Announcement on Newquay-London flights subsidy “within days”

By Peter Tremayne A new “Public Service Obligation” taxpayer subsidy to fly commercial passenger aircraft between Newquay and London could be announced within days, the St Austell and Newquay...

Only 9 months to go before Branson launches his rocket from Newquay, promises spaceport boss

By Peter Tremayne A countdown, of sorts, is underway at Newquay “spaceport” in anticipation of the first satellite launch.  For the first time, a “launch window” has been set...

UK Space Agency rules out a move to Cornwall, as Boris Johnson’s Kernow Sat project is yet to progress from the think tank

By Graham Smith The UK Space Agency has confirmed that it has no plans to relocate to Cornwall.  The idea was floated by St Austell and Newquay MP Steve...

Talks “are continuing” over taxpayer subsidy for Newquay-London flights

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council officials are in a race against time to save the air link between Newquay airport and London. Unless a deal is done within the...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s “enhanced” status will see door-to-door campaign urging vaccination

By Anne North Cornwall is set to be blitzed with Covid information next week, including a door-to-door campaign urging everyone over the age of 16 to get vaccinated. Cornwall...

Our new cycle hub vision is bigger and better than the original, and that is why it is now twice as expensive, says Cornwall Council

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has explained why its proposed “cycle hub” at Newquay has doubled in price in only 12 months.  County Hall says the latest vision is...

Covid-19: EXCLUSIVE – Newquay’s Boardmasters festival did not cause a new variant, say scientists

By Anne North The Newquay Boardmasters festival did not cause a new variant of Covid-19, according to scientists. Health chiefs think the festival caused more than 5,000 new cases,...

EXCLUSIVE: Time is running out for any taxpayer-bailout to keep aircraft flying between Newquay and London

By Peter Tremayne Time is running out for the government and Cornwall Council to agree any subsidy for flights between Newquay airport and London. There is an eerie quiet...

Cornwall’s proposed Cycle Hub doubles in price in only 12 months, as County Hall starts its search for £7 million

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has revealed that a “cycle hub” to be built on council-owned land near Newquay has nearly doubled in price in only 12 months. In...

EXCLUSIVE: Defence helicopter firm set to quit Newquay

By Peter Tremayne A Newquay-based helicopter company which trains crews for civilian firms, emergency services, military and defence contractors is quitting Cornwall, with the loss of several jobs locally....

EXCLUSIVE: The Covid-19 postcode lottery which says that if you don’t wear a mask on the Isles of Scilly you won’t be allowed to fly, but when you land at Newquay it’s a matter of individual choice

By Anne North A major change in the government’s Covid vaccination policy, offering jabs to children aged 12-15, is expected this week, councillors on the Isles of Scilly heard...

Some of Cornwall’s 11-year-olds will get their first Covid test this week, as government scientists warn that returning schools will trigger another “exponential” increase in Covid infection

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Some of Cornwall’s schools return this week in an atmosphere of acute confusion over Covid rules. Neither the government nor Cornwall Council has issued any clear...

Watching the detectives: scientists poised to unwrap the DNA of Newquay’s sewage to find out if a new “Cornish” variant is behind the exponential increase in local Covid infection

By Graham Smith The government’s five week “enhanced” response to Cornwall’s extremely high Covid  infection is to be reviewed in the week beginning 27th September, three weeks after schools...

Covid-19: Newquay is now seven times more dangerous than England, as County Hall prepares “stay safe” publicity blitz

By Anne North Several parts of Cornwall are now recording Covid rates in excess of 1,000 per 100,000 population – all of them popular tourist hotspots.  There are currently...

The new Covid map of England: Cancellation of Bristol Pride festival poses more questions for Cornwall, as different local councils descend into “two tiers” of public health protection

By Julia Penhaligon Newquay is preparing to host the 2021 Cornwall Pride festival tomorrow (Friday) despite the cancellation of a similar event in Bristol. The Newquay festival is going...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate has trebled since “Freedom Day” only one month ago

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid infection rate saw another huge increase yesterday (Wednesday) and now stands at 771.3 per 100,000 population, the highest in mainland Britain.  The average for...

Despite Covid concerns, Newquay gets ready for Cornwall Pride event this weekend

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The 2021 Cornwall Pride event is due to take place in Newquay this weekend, drawing thousands to celebrate diversity and in particular the LGBT community. With...

Battery-powered aircraft flies in to Newquay in quest for “green” aviation

By Peter Tremayne Pioneering, experimental short-haul flights using a battery-powered aircraft have started between Newquay and Exeter. Ampaire uses a hybrid electric aircraft as part of a series of...

Covid-19 after Boardmasters: Will Cornwall Council now insist on the “best practice” NHS Covid Events Pass before granting further festival licences?

By Anne North Cornwall Council’s belated admission that its decision to grant a licence for the Boardmasters festival at Newquay has caused an extra 5,000 Covid cases raises questions...

Covid-19: Why scientists think Cornwall’s Boardmasters might be about to change the rules for large outdoor festivals

By Anne North Public health experts across Britain are studying the Covid-19 impacts of the Newquay Boardmasters festival and drawing lessons which look likely to change the rules for...

Covid-19: Boardmasters was indeed the “super-spreader” that many had feared it would be

By Anne North Evidence is growing from around Britain that the Newquay Boardmasters festival was indeed the Covid-19 “superspreader” event that many had feared it would be. Barely a...

Covid-19: Another record one-day increase in Cornwall’s new cases, as Cornwall Council warns of imminent “Boardmasters effect” on the data

By Anne North There has been another huge rise in Covid cases in Cornwall – 953 new infections in only 24 hours. This beats the previous single-day record of...

Covid-19: One person in 20 in Cornwall has now been infected

By Anne North The latest Covid infection rate reported in Newquay is now 1,174 cases per 100,000 population – with health chiefs bracing themselves for the impact of the...

Cornwall’s MPs strike different tones in debate about Afghanistan disaster

By Julia Penhaligon Only one of Cornwall’s six MPs spoke in yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) emergency debate about Afghanistan.  Newquay and St Austell’s Steve Double was concerned that a “resettlement scheme”...

Covid-19: Newquay is now Britain’s most infected town

Cornwall’s latest Covid cluster map shows the dramatic contrast between coastal tourist hotspots such as Newquay (1,123.8 cases per 100,000 population) and inland market towns such as Liskeard (85.4). ...

Boardmasters revellers return home to discover they caught Covid in Cornwall

By Anne North Young people who attended the Boardmasters festival at Newquay are reporting Covid symptoms, just days after returning home.  There had been fears before the event that...

Boardmasters revellers go home, leaving someone else to clear up the mess

Part of the Boardmasters festival site, Newquay, after the revellers had gone.  Festival organisers say the mess will be cleared as quickly as possible.

Covid-19: Cornwall Council confident the emergency mortuary space at Newquay Airport will not be needed

By Anne North Cornwall Council is confident that the continuing high rates of Covid infection are unlikely to lead to the sorts of mass burials which had been feared...

Covid-19: Tourist hotspots remain badly affected but overall number of new cases holds steady

Cornwall’s Covid cluster map for today (Tuesday) continues to show the disease spreading from tourist hotspots like Newquay and Falmouth.  St Ives, Padstow and Looe are also now badly...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s new case numbers continue to rise

Cornwall’s Covid numbers continue to rise: Newquay is again the worst affected, with 1,053.6 cases per 100,000 population.  This number does not yet reflect the impact of the Boardmasters...

Covid vaccinations offered to Boardmasters revellers

By Anne North Health chiefs are urging Boardmasters festival-goers to get vaccinated against Covid before they leave the site tomorrow (Monday.) Anyone aged 16 years or older who attended...

Covid-19: Penryn displaces Newquay as Cornwall’s worst affected area, as new cases increase 53% in two weeks

Cornwall’s Covid infection rate is accelerating, having increased 53% in two weeks, and is now 375.3 cases per 100,000 population.  Devon’s figure is 357.6.  The average for England is...

Covid-19: Cornwall now more infected than Devon, as virus spreads to areas neighbouring Newquay

Cornwall’s Covid case numbers have risen again and are now higher than Devon.  The latest statistics are 357.2 new daily cases per 100,000 population.  Devon is on 352 and...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s new cases increase by 38% in 11 days

Covid cases in Cornwall are again rocketing, with the average number of daily new cases increasing from 327.2 per 100,000 to 341.6 in the past 24 hours.  The rise...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s daily new case numbers rise 32% in only 10 days

By Anne North The number of new daily Covid cases in Cornwall has again increased, and is now 327.2 per 100,000 population.  This represents a 32% increase in only...

No UFOs over Cornwall during G7 Summit, says air traffic control

By Peter Tremayne Air traffic controllers at Newquay Airport have said they did not see anything unusual in the skies over Cornwall during or immediately after the G7 Summit...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s new case numbers continue to rise, as Boardmasters festival gets underway

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs are watching anxiously to see what happens with Covid numbers in Newquay, where the Boardmasters festival gets underway today (Wednesday.)  About 50,000 young...

Covid-19: new cases rising across Cornwall, Newquay is now three times higher than the average for England, and County Hall begs businesses to get their staff tested

By Anne North Cornwall Council has taken the highly unusual step of handing out nearly 1,000 Covid test kits to businesses in Newquay, where daily new cases continue to cause...

Covid-19: new case numbers in Newquay remain high

Cornwall’s latest official Covid cluster map continues to brighten, with many areas reporting falls in the numbers of daily new cases of more than 50% in a week.  The...

Covid-19: Two more hospital deaths in Cornwall, as public health chiefs warn of the need to take extra care in Newquay

By Anne North There have been two more Covid deaths at the Royal Cornwall hospital, bringing to four the total in the past nine days.  The two most recent...

After the gold rush: once the summer tourist season is over, who will fly from Cornwall to London?

By Peter Tremayne A decision is expected soon on which airline – if any - will operate winter flights from Newquay to London – and to which airport. Last...

Extra trains for Newquay’s Boardmasters festival could impact other services, warns GWR

By Peter Tremayne Trains in and out of Cornwall could be disrupted later this month when GWR runs 20 bespoke services for the Boardmasters festival at Newquay.  A total...

Covid-19: Newquay remains a hotspot, with infection rates more than double the average

By Anne North The government’s latest Covid statistics show that Cornwall is now reporting 249 new daily cases per 100,000 population, compared with an average for England of 296.6....

Covid-19: Cornwall’s summer of festival fun, or a series of super-spreader events?

By Anne North Cornwall’s festival season has got underway this weekend, despite continuing fears that the various celebrations of music and food could herald a series of Covid-19 super-spreader...

Newquay to get electric “tuk tuk” shuttle service

By Richard Whitehouse Visitors to Newquay will be able to jump on board electric tuk tuks after a company was granted a licence to operate them by Cornwall Council....

Concern over County Hall’s approach to Boardmasters’ festival, as councillor breaks ranks and says that a “be careful” message is not enough to protect the public

By Anne North One of the country’s top Covid scientists has claimed that government policy towards events such as the imminent Newquay Boardmasters’ festival are part of a deliberate...

Cornwall Council’s change in political control means no change for couple caught in cycle trail compulsory purchase ordeal

By Richard Whitehouse A couple have told of the nightmare they have experienced due to their home being in the middle of a major Cornwall Council project to create...

Covid-19: three more deaths in a week at the Royal Cornwall hospital

By Anne North Three more patients have died of Covid at the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro, in the past seven days. The grim statistic is consistent with other data...

Covid-19: the Newquay hotspot is about to get even hotter, as thousands prepare for Boardmasters festival

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs are bracing themselves for what they fear could be another Covid “super-spreader” event when thousands of people descend on Newquay for the five-day...

Covid-19: The virus strengthens its grip on Newquay

All three “cluster” areas in and around Newquay are now recording more than 1,000 new cases per 100,000 population, putting that part of Cornwall among the most infectious in...

Covid-19: Newquay is now one of the worst affected parts of the UK

The Covid-19 incidence rate in part of Newquay has now passed the point where more than one person in every 100 has the disease.  The Newquay West area is...

Covid forces closure of Newquay Tretherras school, meaning early start to the summer holidays for 1,600 pupils

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Newquay Tretherras school has closed early for the summer holidays because so many pupils and staff have tested positive for Covid.  Most schools in Cornwall are...

Covid-19: New infections rising rapidly, but no new hospital deaths for 10 days

The number of new daily Covid cases in Cornwall is now 294.3 per 100,000 population.  24 hours earlier the equivalent number was 255.9.  The cluster map shows infection spreading...

Branson’s success opens opportunities for Newquay space tourism

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson’s 53-mile-high flight to the edge of space yesterday (Sunday) has rekindled talk of “space tourism” from Newquay. The 70-year-old tycoon was one of six...

Branson is on his way – Virgin Galactic heads for the edge of space

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson’s VSS Unity has taken off from spaceport America, New Mexico, for what should be a 90-minute flight to the edge of space, about 50...

Branson’s “space or bust” flight tomorrow has implications for Newquay

By Peter Tremayne While the future of the proposed Newquay spaceport has always been assumed to rely on the growing commercial market for satellite launches, Richard Branson’s attempt to...

Concern over plan to move villages out of Parliamentary constituencies

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to shift entire villages into different Parliamentary constituencies have come under fire from local councillors who are encouraging residents to make their views known. The...

Mawgan Porth planning rumpus over unauthorised office, garage and swimming pool

By Richard Whitehouse A garage, office and swimming pool which were built without planning permission may have to be pulled down after councillors refused to grant retrospective permission. Dean...

Covid-19: South West “R” number now 1.3-1.6, the highest in England

By Anne North The Covid-19 Coronavirus is spreading more rapidly in the South West than in any other parts of the country, according to government data. The “R” number...

Covid-19: New clusters spreading and growing rapidly across Cornwall

By Anne North Covid-19 cases in Cornwall are continuing to increase rapidly, with today's (Thursday's) data reporting 161.8 cases per 100,000 population.  Yesterday's figure was 153.9. The average for...

Branson’s rocket is on its way to the stars – successful launch sends Virgin into orbit, boosting prospects for Newquay spaceport

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson’s LauncherOne rocket has successfully ignited its engines and is on its way to deliver three satellites into orbit. The successful flight – only the...

All systems go for 2pm launch, says Virgin Orbit

By Peter Tremayne Virgin Orbit will attempt to reach space at 2pm this afternoon (Wednesday) – a crucial moment for the Newquay spaceport. Richard Branson’s LauncherOne rocket so far...

Virgin Orbit confirms it will attempt satellite launch tomorrow

By Peter Tremayne Virgin Orbit has said it is still planning to attempt a second rocket launch from California tomorrow. Richard Branson’s LauncherOne rocket is due to take off...

Covid-19: Cornwall sees more “pop up” vaccination clinics in race to get virus under control

By Anne North NHS staff and volunteers vaccinated 838 people against Covid-19 at walk-in clinics at the weekend.  The clinics were run at Stithians and Wadebridge. A third “pop...

Go or No Go? Will Branson’s rocket fly again on Wednesday?

By Peter Tremayne Supporters of the Newquay spaceport are watching anxiously to see if Richard Branson succeeds in launching a satellite on Wednesday (30th June.) The Virgin Orbit LauncherOne...

Anne Double elected to chair Newquay Airport Forum

By Julia Penhaligon New Cornwall councillor Anne Double, wife of St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double, has been elected chair of the Newquay Airport consultative forum, As the...

Newquay spaceport: it’s the final countdown (maybe)

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit satellite rocket should take off from Newquay in 12 months, councillors have been told. The tycoon has told the Newquay spaceport team...

Covid-19: Tall Ships race is called off, new drive to vaccinate every adult, and continuing row over the impact of the G7 Summit

By Anne North The Tall Ships race for 2021 has been called off because of Covid. The loss of the event, which had been due to sail from Falmouth...

Covid-19: The G7 Summit was not a super-spreader and contrary views are “a conspiracy theory and a distraction” says Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith The row over the contribution of the recent G7 Summit to Cornwall’s dramatically rising caseload of Covid-19 cases is “a distraction” and “a conspiracy theory”which risks...

Covid-19: the real-time day-by-day story of how the G7 plague summit spread its germs across Cornwall

By Anne North Government data about how Covid has spread in Cornwall during June appears to undermine the official County Hall version of events.  Cornwall Council is claiming that...

County Hall comes out fighting: don’t blame the G7 for soaring Covid, insists council

By Anne North Cornwall Council will come under more pressure later today (Tuesday) to justify its claim that the G7 Summit was not to blame for the exponential increase...

Batteries included: electric aircraft to shuttle from Newquay airport to Exeter

By Peter Tremayne A battery-powered light aircraft is to operate experimental shuttle flights between Newquay airport and Exeter later this year as part of a government experiment to cut...

Covid-19: “Summit-gate” cover-up poses political threat to Cornwall’s Tories

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s new Conservative administration is facing a political crisis of its own making after claiming that the recent G7 Summit was not responsible for spreading...

Covid-19: Cornwall now at 117.5 per 100,000 population, while Devon is still only at 35.5

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid numbers are continuing to worsen, today (Sunday) recording 117.5 new cases per 100,000 population.  The average for England is 85.5, but Devon is only...

Covid-19: Cornwall is now three times more dangerous than Devon, according to latest data

By Anne North Covid-19 is now spreading north across Cornwall, after the G7 “super-spreader” summit saw the disease take hold in St Ives, Falmouth and Newquay. The latest average...

easyJet now flying from Newquay to Birmingham and Inverness

By Peter Tremayne easyJet is introducing two new routes from Newquay Airport, to Birmingham and Inverness.  One-way fares start at £22.99. The new routes join easyJet routes from Newquay...

Branson’s rocket delayed again

By Peter Tremayne Virgin Orbit has again rescheduled its planned launched of a satellite rocket, delaying take-off by a week.  The LauncherOne had been due to take off from...

Competition intensifies in the horizontal launch space-race

By Peter Tremayne The commercial pressure on Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit company has increased after a rival company successfully put a satellite into space from a horizontal launch. The...

Newquay Airport flights to Dublin, and Belfast, hit by collapse of Stobart Air

By Peter Tremayne Flights between Newquay and Dublin, and Belfast, have been cancelled with immediate effect following the collapse of Stobart Air, which operated the routes on behalf of...

The plague summit? Covid-19 returns to Carbis Bay and other G7 sites

By Anne North The number of new Covid cases in Cornwall is now rising rapidly, with the latest official data recording 12.4 cases per 100,000 population – nearly five...

20th February 2017

 

Cornwall Reports is currently examining the Cornwall Council Site Allocations Document, to be considered by the Planning Policy Advisory Committee today (Monday.)

The document identifies the following towns/areas as strategically important for growth: Penzance & Newlyn,  Hayle,  Camborne-Pool-Illogan-Redruth,  Helston, Falmouth and Penryn, Newquay, St Austell, Eco-communities (china clay areas)  Bodmin, Launceston and Saltash.

Here is a map, and the planning officer’s executive summary:

A Cornwall Site Allocations Document is being prepared that sets out strategic sites to deliver Cornwall’s economic and housing growth within some of Cornwall’s largest settlements. The Cornwall Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD), forms part of a suite of documents that sit under the banner of the Cornwall Local Plan; demonstrating how the growth targets within the Cornwall Local Plan: Strategic Policies document will be delivered within these settlements.

The development of the area based sections of the Allocations DPD has been progressed in close consultation with the relevant local Cornwall Council members and the Town and Parish Councils.

The document recently went through a period of public consultation, ending on the 16 November 2016.

Approximately 1300 representations were received and the main issues that were raised, together with officer responses, are set out in Appendix 2 (see ‘Supporting Information’ at the end of this report for the link to the document).

 

 

As a result of this consultation, together with the continued engagement with other bodies, various changes to the area based sections were made. Appendix 1 sets out the proposed publication version of the Cornwall Site Allocations DPD, with changes to the area based section highlighted using track changes.

This report is seeking endorsement of this publication version of the Cornwall Site Allocations DPD; which would result in undertaking a further period of public consultation. Subject to no significant changes being required as a result of this consultation, the Service Director of Planning & Sustainable Development, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning, would then submit the Cornwall Site Allocations DPD to the Secretary for State, which would then lead to an Examination in Public.