Planning is the responsibility of Cornwall Council who have a duty of regard to the purposes of the AONB. The Cornwall AONB Partnership provides advice to Cornwall Council on AONB planning matters.

 At present planning involvement is prioritised on the basis of the following two categories: major planning applications and other significant applications as defined below:

• Development that would conflict with or prejudice the implementation of the AONB Management Plan and

• Development of land which would, by reason of its scale or nature or the location of the land, is of major importance/ significance in the context of its impact on the protected landscape.

The Cornwall AONB Unit is currently working closely with Cornwall Council's Planning Policy team on AONB related matters in the forthcoming Cornwall Local Plan (click on the link on the right for more information).

The Cornwall AONB Unit is also working closely with a number of AONB Parishes on their Neighbourhood Plans, assisting them to develop landscape related evidence bases and assisting with policy development.