Town Councils were written to in January and March regarding the development of Cornwall Council’s (CC) Climate Change Development Plan Document (DPD). CC are now writing to Parish and Town Councils again to confirm details of consultation on the pre-submission stage. Following feedback at scoping CC have changed the title to the Climate Emergency DPD to reflect the importance of this work.
The Climate Emergency DPD team has used the evidence gathered at scoping to develop a series of draft policies for the DPD. Cornwall has significant opportunity to help reduce carbon emissions through renewable power generation. As part of the pre-submission stage, CC are undertaking a study to identify locations that might be suitable for wind turbines and other renewable energy sources (for clarification, all would still require the grant of planning permission in the normal way to proceed). This is being undertaken via a renewable energy study that maps the best areas for wind speed and then applies various constraints (including landscape sensitivity, proximity to residents and infrastructure, protected wildlife sites and World Heritage Sites) to identify broad areas for allocation. CC will also take into account relevant Neighbourhood Planning policies. This will be subject to consultation later this year.
CC would like to ensure that our approach has community support and are keen to understand your views on the draft policies in the Climate Emergency DPD.
How to Respond
By email: email CC at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your views on the draft policies in the DPD.
Consultation on the pre submission Report: CC encourage you to engage in the formal consultation on the Pre-Submission Report which will be from 10 August to 25 September 2020.
Climate Emergency DPD Team