Case study

Three luxury homes in Newlyn, Cornwall

Three luxury homes in Newlyn, Cornwall

Convincing Cornwall Council to reverse its initial decision on three luxury homes

The challenge

Our client approached Charter House Planning following several unsuccessful attempts to gain encouraging pre-application feedback from the council for three homes overlooking the Cornish coast. Local Planning Officers were concerned over highway safety at the site entrance, perceived overdevelopment in the area and the plot lying outside the settlement boundary, where residential development would not normally be permitted.

Charter House Planning was instructed to find a solution.

Our solution

Drawing on the expertise of a multidisciplinary team and by conducting geographical assessments, we showed that the proposed site was within reasonable distances of local services and that it would not contribute to overdevelopment. We also convinced the council that the contemporary design would work in this traditional area using examples of similar schemes elsewhere. Finally, we negotiated with local landowners to increase visibility at the site entrance.

Project success

As a direct result, the council reversed its position on all three points. Full planning permission was subsequently granted to build three contemporary homes with spectacular panoramic views over Mounts Bay and St Michael’s Mount. The land, with full planning permission is now for sale.

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