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Cornwall Council planning application video

Planning Video for house renovations and extension in Devoran, Cornwall

Type:  Renovation and extension of two properties
Location: Devoran, Cornwall
Status:  Household planning application 
This short video is to assist with the understanding of this planning application

Main Cottage

The proposal seeks to improve the provision and configuration of open living spaces, while creating a more functional and direct connection to the garden, to better suit the needs and lifestyle of the occupants.

The ground floor extension accommodates an open plan dining area, utility and WC. Bifold doors lead from the dining space onto the terraced steps and garden, bringing the benefit of natural light into the space.

There are no proposed changes to the existing first floor.


Lower Terrace

The proposal seeks to rationalise and improve the provision and configuration of functional living spaces, while creating a direct connection to the garden, to better suit the needs and lifestyle of the occupants.

At ground floor level, the designated main entrance to the property is no longer utilised. A bedroom, shower room, study and storage are proposed at this level, with stairs to first floor. An external door from the bedroom leads to the outdoor lower level courtyard area. New external steps lead up to the main garden area.

First floor level accommodates a living room and open plan kitchen/living/dining space, linking directly to the proposed paved garden area via bifold doors.

Externally, a designated and defined parking space is proposed, leading through a gate to the paved garden area from which the dwelling can then be accessed at either first floor level or ground floor level.