Trecombe Lakes Expansion
Building on its success, Trecombe Lakes Luxury Holiday Retreats wanted to expand by creating six new lodges at their successful nine-acre holiday business, nestled around wet woodland and a network of ponds near Falmouth and the beautiful Helford River. They turned to CEC for help.
Working closely with the architects and planning consultant, CEC delivered a combined package of ecological, arboricultural, landscape design, Design and Access Statement and LVIA services to successfully support Trecombe’s application.
Jason Ward, of Trecombe Lakes, said that the role played by CEC was of vital importance.
He said: “CEC guided us through the various reports and this really helped clarify the shape of the development plans. Without this input we would have put in too big an application and, most likely, would not have succeeded.”
The project was granted planning permission in April 2017, largely as a result of the application having addressed all sensitive issues in an easy to understand manner, which was also well presented to the decision makers.
The CEC team ensured that close cooperation between the ecologist, tree surveyor, landscape architect and architect resulted in a highly integrated, sensitively designed scheme that did not affect the habitat and biodiversity value of the site, while greatly improving the holiday offering at Trecombe Lakes.
Jason added: “CEC were very efficient, very professional and did a very good job. They were forthright and told you how it was; I prefer to work in this manner.
“The input of CEC was most important and their knowledge of the planning process was paramount. They knew all the issues so that we could make the most of the planning application, and obtain the most number of units in a balanced way.”
The proposed development sought to reduce the environmental impact during construction and operation, in line with the company philosophy and the natural setting of the site. CEC was able to assess this impact and monitor it effectively.
Jason said: “We would definitely use CEC again and are already planning to use their services again shortly.”