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Summary

Summary of Policies

Environment

Policy E1 – Sustainable development – Ensuring that new development demonstrates social, economic and environmental sustainability, including reducing energy use and the need to travel.

Policy E2 – Sustainable drainage – ensure sustainable drainage is provided to accommodate development in the plan area and avoid increasing flood risk.

Policy E3 – Sewage facilities – ensure adequate foul drainage is provided for new development.

Policy E4 – Building quality – setting standards for new building to secure high quality, secure, energy efficient and accessible developments.

Policy E5 – Green Infrastructure – Requires the provision and maintenance of Green Infrastructure in the plan area, including a net increase in biodiversity through the creation of new habitat and retention of key elements.

Policy E6 – Character and setting of settlements – sets out criteria for assessing whether development impacts on the setting of settlements, including green backdrop and foreground etc.

Policy E7 – Character of the highways and byways – Seeks to retain and enhance character and materials of highways and associated structures.

Economy

Policy EJ1 – Communities at work – Sets out standards for new employment development across the plan area, including energy efficiency, accessibility and parking requirements. This policy is applied to the successive policies of the section in EJ2 – EJ6.

Policy EJ2 – Truro City Centre – Sets out the town centre and Primary Retail areas. Mixed use redevelopment is supported as is town centre first approach to new retail.

Policy EJ3 – The Port of Truro – Supports the implementation of the Port Masterplan and protection of the area for marine uses.

Policies EJ4 – Newham employment area – setting standards for new development, including criteria for extension of the employment area.

Policies EJ5 – Treliske employment area – allocation of grow on space to the Health and Well-being Innovation Centre.

Policies EJ6 – Threemilestone employment area – setting standards for new development, including criteria for extension of the employment area.

Policy EJ7 – Employment Land Safeguarding – safeguards allocated areas at Treliske, Newham and Threemilestone for employment as well as the Cattle Market site for agricultural purposes.

Environment

Policy E1 – Sustainable development – Ensuring that new development demonstrates social, economic and environmental sustainability, including reducing energy use and the need to travel.

Policy E2 – Sustainable drainage – ensure sustainable drainage is provided to accommodate development in the plan area and avoid increasing flood risk.

Policy E3 – Sewage facilities – ensure adequate foul drainage is provided for new development.

Policy E4 – Building quality – setting standards for new building to secure high quality, secure, energy efficient and accessible developments.

Policy E5 – Green Infrastructure – Requires the provision and maintenance of Green Infrastructure in the plan area, including a net increase in biodiversity through the creation of new habitat and retention of key elements.

Policy E6 – Character and setting of settlements – sets out criteria for assessing whether development impacts on the setting of settlements, including green backdrop and foreground etc.

Policy E7 – Character of the highways and byways – Seeks to retain and enhance character and materials of highways and associated structures.

Education

Policy ED1 – Protects school sites from alternative development unless exception justified.

Housing

Policy H1 – Supports housing developments of an appropriate scale that help to meet local housing need. Prioritise the use of brownfield land and sets out requirements for high quality, energy efficient design and proportion of affordable and self-build housing plots to be provided.

Policy H2

Provides criteria for the development of extra care facilities in the plan area, including accessible location, quality of design and requirement for community beds.

Leisure and Culture

Policy LC1 – Sets a requirement for the provision of open space for developments, including the typologies of space to be provided.

Policy LC2 – Identifies and protects open space identified to be of local importance. Sets out the exceptional circumstances where potential loss may be considered.

Policy LC3 – Identifies and protects formal open space. Sets out the exceptional circumstances where potential loss may be considered.

Policy LC4 – Provides for the provision, improvement and protection of cultural and community centres, services and facilities.

Transport

Policy T1 – Sets a requirement for contributions to the delivery of the Truro Transport Strategy.

Policy T2 – Safeguards land at Truro Railway Station and Claremont Terrace for future rail related use.

Policy T3 – Requires development to provide for sustainable transport modes, reduce the need to travel and identifies key routes for walking and cycling.

Historic Environment

Policy C1 – Requires development to have regard for the duty to preserve and enhance the special character and wider setting of the Conservation Area.

Policy C2 – Seeks to protect the leats system in Truro City Centre.

Policy C3 – Seeks the preservation or enhancement of boundaries and heritage assets both within the Conservation Area and in the rest of the plan area.

Policy C4 – Sets requirements for demolition of buildings in the Conservation Area to mitigate impact on the area.

Policy C5 – Sets requirements for new signs and shopfronts in the Conservation Area.