24 May New approach in a sensitive area
Transparency is a must in Cornwall’s World Heritage Site
Developers ARKE wanted to move forward with a reserved matters application on one of the quaysides within the Cornwall and Devon World Heritage Site.
As the site is of the most sensitive classification in planning, the new application had to go through closer inspection and governance to satisfy stakeholders such as UNESCO
The application consisted of 30 housing units and 7500 sqft of commercial in the centre of the world heritage inscription, with exceptional visibility.
We were instructed to manage the process with Planning Consultants P4 and architect Matt Williams. We used our EUX principles to give confidence to the Planning Authority and the statutory consultees, that we were undertaking the work to the levels of precision and visibility UNESCO and their UK arm ICOMOS expect.
There was also a desire to support Cornwall in their new more determined approach to WHS transparency.
With the approval of our client we decided to make the process more visible than had ever been considered before we approached it in a totally new way.
If you are working in sensitive areas and need to understand more about how EUX helped this applicant and the LPA contact Gary Cartmell Director of Engagement and outreach