Located in open countryside in Rose, north west of Goonhavern in Cornwall, our clients wanted to build a replacement home within the curtilage of their existing property, but in an entirely different position within the site. Planning policy was opposed to such developments.
We obtained a Certificate of Lawfulness to use a pool house in the grounds as a home, giving us grounds to put forward a case to replace it with a new building to fit our client’s remit.
Permission was refused by the local authority, but subsequently allowed on appeal. The appeal inspector said: “ . . . the proposal would constitute a good standard of contemporary architectural treatment that would make a positive design contribution to the area.”
The new house is substantially larger than the building it replaced, of contemporary design, with smooth rendered walls and a sedum roof. The statement flat roof ensures it sits comfortably within its surroundings and doesn’t impact the surrounding countryside.
Our design was influenced by a Visual Impact Assessment undertaken by one of our landscape architects and, whilst significantly larger than the building it replaced, it is entirely proportionate to the scale of the site.
LOCATION: Rose, Cornwall