Cornwall Council Agrees Plan For Carbon Neutral Cornwall

April 12th 2022

A plan to help shape Cornwall for the next three decades was agreed at today’s (April 12, 2022) full Cornwall council meeting.

The Prosperous Cornwall 2050 plan brings forward a new way of working that supports the Council’s priorities and will help shape how Cornwall should evolve to 2050 and beyond.

It brings together three vital areas: housing, transport, and planning, and is designed to ensure that plans and strategies across the council have the same direction of travel and complement each other.

The plan will play an important part in how the Council will achieve its mission of ‘working with communities for a carbon neutral Cornwall, where everyone can start well, live well and age well,’ and to meet its four priority outcomes:

  • A brilliant place to be a child and grow up
  • A thriving, sustainable Cornwall that offers a secure home, a decent income and a great environment for all
  • Vibrant, safe and supportive communities where people help each other live well
  • An empowering and enterprising Council that delivers great value for money

Cllr Linda Taylor, leader of the council, said: “The Prosperous Cornwall 2050 plan is a demonstration of how we are changing the way the council works to ensure we create an authority fit for the modern challenges we face.”

“We are creating an overarching plan to ensure everyone is working towards the same priorities – those which our residents have told us matter to them.”

Members also debated and supported a motion brought to the meeting that Cornwall Council makes a declaration of solidarity with Ukraine and resolved to work to provide practical support to its people during this crisis. Members heard of the progress being made to continue to build a local response to the humanitarian crisis. Members praised the outstanding efforts of people in Cornwall in offering help to those in need. More details on the support being offered by the Council can be found here: Help for Ukraine – Cornwall Council 

A motion to support Cornwall Devolution without a Mayor was referred to the Cabinet. It was explained that any decision in relation to whether or not to move to a directly elected mayor would be premature as, at this time, the Government is yet to confirm what additional powers and investments a change in governance would provide for Cornwall through a County Deal. There will be ongoing opportunities for wider engagement over the coming months in advance of a formal and informed decision being taken later this year.

Members also agreed actions relating to the council’s Pensions Committee and future licensing application fees.

The meeting was webcast live and you can see the recording here


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