Cornwall Council Covid-19 updates August 2020


  • Changes to the Planning System 2020 – Recording of the briefing session

If you couldn’t attend Cornwall Council’s briefing session on 18 August about the Government’s recent and proposed changes, you can:

View a recording of the session online                                                                              Download a copy of the presentation slides                                                             Download the questions and answers from the session


  • Planning for the Future – Government consultation paper on the changes to the planning system

The Government has published a white paper called Planning for the Future which is a consultation paper on changes to the planning system. It is aimed at streamlining and modernising the planning process with a new focus on design and sustainability to ensure that more land is available for development where it is needed. The consultation closes on 29 October 2020.                                                                                                                The Government has also published a further document on short-term measures which includes changes to the standard method for assessing local housing. The consultation for this document closes on the 1 October 2020.                          Cornwall Council’s Planning team has produced a briefing note summarising the key proposals

Preventing exploitation of children and young adults

A new three-year  strategy to prevent the exploitation of children and young adults aged up to 25 has been launched in Cornwall.

Exploitation is where someone takes unfair advantage of others to gain something for themselves. It occurs when a person is persuaded to do things in exchange for something that they need or want (coercion), or threatened or forced to do things by people with more power than them – this can be someone of a similar age to the child or young adult being exploited, as well as an adult.
There’s more information, including how to report any concerns on Cornwall Council’s website.

Stay alert, be COVID aware

There’s a  new film  from Cornwall Council’s Public Protection team with safety tips to help visitors, residents and local business prevent the spread of coronavirus and keep Cornwall safe.

Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund

There’s still time for local councils, charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies to apply for a grant of up to £5,000 from the Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund for projects that aim to tackle and raise awareness of loan sharks. But you’ll need to be quick as the deadline for applications is midnight on 31 August. 

The fund is formed of money seized from illegal money lenders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. For the first time this year joint applications are being accepted from up to four groups, which means a potential total grant of up to a maximum of £20,000 to fund a joint project.

You can find out more and download an application form from Anyone who is interested in applying for a grant but needs more information can contact Dave Monk, LIAISE Officer, on 07864 928758 or


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