General Development Principles

Policy : G1 Development Boundaries

A revised boundary for the town of Newquay is shown on Map G1a, proposals for development and redevelopment within this boundary are supported where they comply with other policies in this plan. Proposals for development outside the settlement boundaries will only be permitted around the Newquay Town boundary to meet a clearly evidenced local need for affordable homes.

New settlement boundaries for the settlements of Tregurrian and Whipsiderry are shown on Map G1a. Development on previously developed land within these boundaries will be supported where such development conforms with other policies in this Plan. Proposals for exception site development at Tregurrian and Whipsiderry will not be supported.

Residential Development at the Watergate holiday business complex will not be supported

To preserve the separation between Newquay and Quintrell Downs, development in the area east of Chapel Farm (as indicated on Map G1a) that would intrude upon this green space will not be supported. Exceptions may be made for small scale development that is essential to support existing businesses in this location.

Policy: G2 Development Principles

Development must be of a high quality and proposals must show how they have complied with the following:

a) External lighting should respect the dark skies in the parish.
b) All new development proposals should provide a plan explaining how waste generated before and during the development, including rock, soil and rubble will be managed and ethically disposed of.
c) Non-permeable hard landscaping will not be supported.
d) High levels of sustainability must be integrated into the development – e.g. renewable energy sources, insulation etc.
e) For proposals of 10 or more homes, it must be demonstrated that detailed community consultation has been carried out in the surrounding neighbourhood on the exact nature of the proposed plans with details of the results of this and, how the proposals have been shaped provided.
f) Proposals to replace residential caravans with permanent dwellings will not normally be supported.
g) Development must be of a similar height to neighbouring properties and should maintain any tiered effect up and down hills at existing roof heights.
h) Glimpses and views of the Sea or the River Gannel are a key characteristic from many parts of the town; development proposals which maintain or enhance this visual relationship with the coast and deliver high quality design will be supported.
i) Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) must be considered for all development and developers must consult with the Town Council and Local Planning Authority on the requirement for SuDS. Where development is phased, SuDS must be integrated into the overall design and demonstrate how water will travel at each phase of development; its size and location within or near to the proposed development; responsibility for its on going maintenance. If it is agreed with the Town Council and Local Planning Authority that SuDS is not required, the developer must qualify what type of drainage system will be installed that remains in conformity to the NNP and; provide evidence of its effectiveness in preventing flood risk including to surrounding areas.

Policy: G3 Building for the Maritime Climate

Developers should demonstrate how the design of their development has taken into account the impact of the maritime climate on long-term building finishes, in particular showing how;

a. Fixtures and fittings have been chosen for their resilience to rusting and discolouration. This includes the screws and other fixings used to affix external fittings which should be made of stainless steel or an equally rust-proof material.
b. Finishes, including rendered finishes, are of an appropriate quality to withstand the maritime climate.
c. That appropriate overhangs and guttering solutions have been included to minimise the volume of water running over building surface finishes.
d. That fixtures and fittings, including those selected for boundary gates, have been chosen to have the strength to stand up to coastal winds.

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