Climate Emergency DPD


The Climate Emergency Development Plan Document (DPD) was approved by Cornwall Council and submitted for Independent Examination in Public in November. That means most of the policies in the DPD may now be used in decision making alongside the Local Plan.

The DPD sets a direction of travel for the Council in addressing climate change within planning decisions. The policies within it can be given some weight where there are no unresolved objections. This means that:

  • positive weight may be given to proposals that comply with its requirements
  • some policies may support a refusal, but the policies will not be used as a sole reason for refusal at this stage

You can download a copy of the DPD, including modifications recommended to address comments made at submission stage, by going to: