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    Daniel Fountain
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    Plans for the significant expansion of a holiday resort in Cornwall gain the approval of the council planning committee, taking the project a significant step closer to being granted full planning permission.The Retallack Resort and Spa at St Columb Major in Cornwall is planning to add an additional 334 units to its current site. The proposed new development will span 33 hectares and include a new reception building which will house a swimming pool, gym, function space, gym, restaurant, café and office space.Edmond Shipway is part of the team working with Hunter Page Planning to meet national and local planning policies with the development of a comprehensive energy and sustainability strategy that will ensure the site is energy efficient and has minimal carbon impact on the local environment.

    Specialist sustainability consultants carried out initial energy and carbon calculations and identified suitable low carbon technologies that could be implemented on the site. This included; advice on the form and construction of the buildings to achieve maximum energy efficiency with recommendations on insulation, thermal envelope design and use of solar energy.

    Daman Ranby, Director of the consultancy said; “Sustainability is essential to positive consideration of the application and the planning officer’s recommendation for approval; Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning committee has duly resolved to grant full planning permission for the development. This is a major development that will give a substantial boost to the tourist economy in the area so it’s vital we ensure the site meets all the sustainability and environmental policy requirements.”

    Hunter Page Planning is overseeing the planning stages of the project and Ian Gilbert, Senior Planner commented: “It is great to see Cornwall Council taking such a positive approach to truly sustainable economic development. We are very proud to have represented such a great scheme which will bring a great deal of economic, social and environmental benefits to the local area and the South West region. We are pleased to recognise the part that Edmond Shipway played in formulating our plans for a sustainable development and their role in progressing our application through the planning process.”

    Daniel Fountain / 04.02.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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