Riverview, Porthcothan

Porthcothan (CornishPorthkehodhon)  is a coastal village between Newquay and Padstow in Cornwall, England, UK. It is within the civil parish of St Eval.

Porthcothan lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park.

The site originally comprised of a small substandard dwelling which occupied a prominent position on the side of a valley in a small coastal village

Given the sites sensitive location within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and position within a County Wildlife Site both a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment and Ecological Appraisal were commissioned to support the application.

The proposed sought to provide a significantly larger dwelling yet still limit its visual impact within this sensitive environment. We achieved this with a contemporary approach, utilising a mix of timber and stone to the main elevations and a sedum roof to provide natural integration into the rising land to the rear of the site. Mitigation measures were proposed to preserve and enhance bio-diversity on the site and soften any domestic intrusion into the landscape.

3 Nelson Render

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