1. We need more ambitious policies to bring natural flood solutions to the building of all developments including commercial, retail and industry.

For example, outlawing non-porous hard services and introducing planning restrictions on paving front gardens.


  1. Cornwall needs a Cornish Nature Recovery Network strategy as part of our flood management response.

This strategy can make site allocations for restoration projects and develop policies for their ongoing management. Tree planting, habitat creation, rewilding, restoration of peatlands and reed beds, the reintroduction of beavers in upper catchment areas can all facilitate natural flood solutions.


  1. Mandate consideration of natural flood solutions before other structural projects can be approved.


  1. Need a commitment not to build new developments below an agreed altitude in at-risk areas to protect against expected sea level rise.