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Cornwall Council Planning Training

Cornwall Council's next online planning training for local councils is on Wednesday 27 July.

The session will cover the Housing Crisis Action Plan, a multi-faceted approach to address Cornwall's housing emergency. It will be presented by Sam Irving, Head of Housing Delivery and Regeneration, and Matthew Brown, Strategic Planning Manager, Planning and Housing Service.

Date: Wednesday 27 July 2022
Time:... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 11:19 by admin

Tags: Cornwall Council, Planning, Training

Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill: proposed planning reforms

Cornwall Council Planning Team have shared this Presentation and Briefing Note regarding the proposed planning changes under the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.

Further planning resources and training for local councils can be viewed here: Local Council Planning Conferences - Cornwall Council.

This includes, for example, a presentation by Jon Drew on enforcement Planning Enforcement and Compliance... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 10:53 by admin

Tags: Advice and Guidance, Council Business and Process, LURB, Planning

Queen's Platinum Jubilee -Certificate of Recognition

Following the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations we have been asked to pass on thanks from Bruno Peek, Pageant Master, for the help and support of everyone involved in organising the Jubilee celebrations.

For those of you who lit Platinum Jubilee Beacons there is a Certificate of Grateful Recognition which can be printed, framed and kept as a permanent reminder of your council's involvement.

Posted: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 16:02 by admin

Tags: Event, Jubilee, NALC

Cornwall AONB launch 2022-2027 Management Plan

The new five-year Management Plan from Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has been officially adopted by Cornwall Council this May.

• The five-year plan is a shared strategy for those who live, work and visit the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
• It provides guidance to help Government, statutory organisations and any public body to ensure they are fulfilling their... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Jun 2022 14:27 by admin

Tags: AONB, Cornwall Council, Environment

Local Council Award Scheme - Free NALC event

NALC are hosting a free online event to support applications to the Local Council Award Scheme.

On 23rd June, 12 midday to 1.15 pm

The Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS) is an accreditation scheme for the local (parish and town) sector to celebrate the successes of councils and provide a mechanism for continuous improvement and development. To ensure all local councils feel confident in applying to the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Jun 2022 09:28 by admin

Tags: Advice and Guidance, Local Council Award Scheme, NALC

Funding for Cornwall's Historic Monuments

Cornwall AONB has announced that the AONB Monumental Improvement Project has been awarded a grant of £489,700 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

This two-year project will seek to ensure that Scheduled Monuments as sites of national archaeological interest are better identified, supported and enjoyed. Cornwall AONB are working with partners, local communities and landowners to safeguard... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 17 May 2022 16:12 by admin

Tags: AONB, Environment, Funding

NALC releases extra tickets for Fighting Climate Change event

NALC releases extra tickets for Fighting Climate Change event

Fighting climate change — *Extra tickets released*

25 May 2022 — 12.00 – 13:15

37% of local (parish and town) councils have declared a climate emergency, with a further 8% declaring a biodiversity emergency.

Learn more about the actions that councils can take locally to fight climate change and discover how councils are already doing this successfully.

Speakers: Chris Bagshaw, Kendal... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 17 May 2022 15:57 by admin

Tags: Advice and Guidance, Events, NALC

Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill

On 11th May the Government introduced into Parliament the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill which includes important local democracy initiatives and proposals for planning reform.

The press release can be seen here:New Bill to level up the nation - GOV.UK (

Two policy documents have also been published and can be seen here: Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill - GOV.UK (

CALC will... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 13 May 2022 16:31 by admin

Tags: Advice and Guidance, Consultation, Government, Planning

Climate literacy training for local councils

Cornwall Council is offering free climate literacy training for town and parish councils looking to develop their response to climate change. There are two training offers available.

1. Virtual climate literacy training
For town and parish councils that want to know more about climate change and how to reduce their carbon impact. Cornwall Council are providing this training, delivered by partners GEP... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 May 2022 13:15 by admin

Tags: Advice and Guidance, Cornwall Council, Environment, Training

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