New vision for a cleaner, greener Cornwall

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Leadership Board has endorsed a plan that sets out a shared vision for Cornwall’s future recovery and renewal.

The Plan has been endorsed by Cornwall’s MPs, the leaders of Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly, and the Association of Cornwall’s 213 local town and parish councils. It was developed after Cornwall Council carried out a listening exercise, The Cornwall We Want, which saw thousands of people get involved and have their say about the Cornwall they wanted to see in 2050.

Over 25,000 people visited The Cornwall We Want online platform, and over 4000 people contributed to the campaign by taking a survey, participating in live events and focus groups or by sending written contributions.

Julian German, Cornwall Council Leader and chair of the board, said: “People told us that sustainable living is more important to people than ever before, with calls to grow nature for a cleaner, greener, carbon neutral Cornwall; and to give everyone an equal chance of a good life in a fairer, more inclusive Cornwall. Getting the endorsement of the Leadership Board was the last step in getting the agreement of partners across Cornwall that this is what we all wanted to see for Cornwall’s future. We will now all work together to achieve its aims.”

The plan is organised around six goals for a more sustainable Cornwall. They are: a creative carbon zero economy; sustainable food, land and seas; thriving places with decent homes; equality, education and entrepreneurship; safe, healthy, resilient communities; and digital revolution for sustainable living.