Island Crescent, Newquay
This clifftop site in Newquay has a complex planning history. We were originally retained by our clients to appeal against a Cornwall Council decision to refuse planning consent for a large, three-storey home in the grounds of an existing house on Island Crescent in the town.
The application had been supported by planning officers but rejected by the planning committee, whose decision was subsequently upheld by the Planning Inspector. He ruled that its size and scale would have a detrimental effect on the surrounding area.
Taking on board the inspector's comments, we designed a more modest, single-storey natural stone home to be recessed into the site, preserving the character of the surrounding area and protecting the sea views enjoyed by its neighbouring properties. The contemporary, two-bedroomed building would be topped with a split level asymmetric 'green roof', covered with vegetation planted over a waterproofing membrane.
The scheme was refused by council planners, whose decision was overturned on appeal. The Planning Inspector ruled that our design was in keeping with its surroundings and would enhance the character of the area.