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The Housing topic group, set up in 2017 (Hugh Francis, Michael Taylor, Phillip Blee and John Dunn) gathered a range of information related to issues as particularly significant in the initial NDP Questionnaire responses in April 2017.

The Housing Evidence Base Report gathers this information together. It covers key National and Local Planning policies and guidance, and draws together all relevant information available on this topic area and identified issues that emerged from research. (This included a Housing Needs Survey carried out by Cornwall Council Housing officers in the spring of 2018) e.g.
  • What are the current and future predicted housing needs of our parish?
  • How can we ensure that planning policy assists in meeting these needs?
  • How can we best safeguard the existing housing and village environment and ensure that new development meets a wide range of specialist requirements in terms of age appropriate and affordable housing?
  • What are the key threats, priorities and objectives?

These issues then became the basis for the April 2018 Household Survey and Consultation events.

This helped the steering group to identify Planning objectives for the NDP exhibited at the September 2019 Local Policy Public Consultation events.  The results of these public consultations are also included in the report, and form the basis of the NDP draft Plan Policies (Dec 2020)

See the draft policies here:

Cornwall Council Housing Need Survey April 2018

Cornwall Council Housing Need Results April 2018

Evidence base Housing updated Dec 2020

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