CPG Wins Tender for new St Aubyn Estates Project 

Here at Cornwall Planning Group, we understand that the plans we create lead to structures that will stand for years to come, with our designs holding the potential to encourage a certain way of living. Therefore, we see it as our responsibility to ensure that the lifestyle we promote has as little impact on the environment as possible - instead, we champion sustainable, ethical consumption!

Cornwall Planning Group is pleased to announce that we have won a highly competitive tender for a housing conversion and construction project with St Aubyn Estates, best known for running the famous St Michael’s Mount site in partnership with the National Trust.

Part of the larger scheme to reform disused property with residential potential found around the estate, we were briefed with ensuring any designs we produced were in keeping with the current heritage and associated aesthetics currently in place as part of St Aubyn Estates. After careful consideration and thought, we produced a feasibility study for the site, evaluating all its merits to ensure our pitch was as practical yet valuable as possible. 

Featuring quaint hamlets with operational farms nearby, the expansive site was filled with potential in the eyes of our collaborating team. Proposing renovation work to structures located at both Trebahor Farm Cottage and Polgigga Barn, St Aubyn Estates were impressed by our knowledge of large estate planning permission applications – staggering the development across two separate applications to achieve the highest residual land value.

The pitch outlined full conversions and extensions to the existing, dilapidated structures, transforming them into contemporary residential accommodation to create 6 total housing units. In addition, to modernise each site and make the most of the unique space the site affords, we suggested the construction of detached outbuildings – perfect for serving as garages or external annexes.

Actualising these pitches means Cornwall Planning Group will perform a range of services within the site, including:

  • A full site topographical survey
  • Creating proposed site location plans 
  • Creating artist impressions and CGI sketches  
  • Performing a critical drainage assessment 
  • Writing a design and access statement
  • Instruction of reports/surveys
  • Submission of planning application
  • Attending on-site meetings with the planning officer to discuss progress and challenges
  • Providing consultation during the construction process
  • Creating a structural engineers report 
  • Performing a visual impact assessment

We are looking forward to continuing to work with St Aubyn Estates, creating their designs, drawing up a masterplan document and securing planning permission. Contributing to and ultimately enhancing a World Heritage Site is something that particularly excites us – working within one of the most sought-after locations in the county!