Climate Emergency DPD consultation

Cornwall Council is producing a statutory Development Plan Document (the Climate Emergency DPD) to strengthen existing planning policy and to introduce new policies to support the Council’s aim to become carbon neutral by 2030.

A public consultation on evidence to support renewable energy policies and potential sites for wind generation is open and runs until Friday 5 February. The Climate Change Development Plan Document page on Cornwall Council’s website has further information and links to relevant documents.

There are 4 virtual consultation sessions, which are open to anyone, from 12-15 January. See the website for details, and how to book.

Have your say on Cornwall’s Nature Recovery Plan

Cornwall is one of only five areas in the country chosen to trial the development of a Nature Recovery Plan. Cornwall’s natural environment supports our health, prosperity, identity and heritage. It’s world famous for its beautiful land and seascapes that reflect our unique history. A network of local reserves, wildlife sites and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty protect a wide range of plants and animals too. 
But nature is more fragile than it might seem. It’s being destroyed at an unprecedented rate, with 41% of species having declined in the UK since 1970. And Cornwall reflects these trends.

Tell Cornwall Council how and where nature can be best supported in Cornwall. Head for the Nature Recovery Engagement Hub to take the survey and find out more. The survey closes on 31 January. There’s also still time to have your say on the refreshed Environmental Growth Strategy until 17 January.

Restoration of the Camel river

Environmentalists are celebrating the successful completion of two river restoration projects that will boost wildlife and improve the health of the River Camel and one of its major tributaries, the De Lank River. Find out more in the Gov.uk press release.

Mining World Heritage Site website

The World Heritage Site covering the mining heritage areas of Cornwall and West Devon has a new website. You can find out more about the areas that are part of the site, and how you can get involved with the site, which is an area that is going to be expanding soon.

Slow Ways launch postponed

The Slow Ways walking charity that’s aiming to create a network of paths between towns and villages across the UK has postponed its launch until later in the year. Webinars will take place during January for those interested in finding out more about Slow Ways. Please do sign up via Eventbrite here.