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"We are working with Peter Matravers and Dan Hart and their team at AWP at both of the large Duchy of Cornwall developments at Poundbury, Dorchester and Nansledan, Newquay. The latest piece of the masterplan jigsaw at Nansledan has been working up a detailed planning submission for the proposed primary school. Both Peter and Dan have added their expertise to the project team to enable this to be worked up and submitted within 10 weeks."

Peter JamesProject ManagerDuchy of Cornwall


Newquay, Cornwall

Nansledan is an urban extension of Newquay currently being built on 540 acres of land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. The development will eventually accommodate 4,000 dwellings, employment uses, church, school, a new high street and food retail as well as other mixed uses.

Pete leads our team working for a consortium of developers comprising CG Fry, Morrish Homes and Wainhomes providing engineering input into this groundbreaking scheme. Pete's principal role has been overseeing the detailed design of phases of the scheme as well as coordinating technical matters for various outline planning applications.

Pete has been closely involved in the masterplanning process for the development which has been dictated by exemplar sustainability drivers. These include sustainable transport infrastructure which provides and promotes alternative transport uses, employment opportunities within the development to reduce commuting requirements, provision of strategic green infrastructure and incorporation of SuDS within these to create green/blue corridors whilst complimenting ecological requirements and food strategies with various allotments/edible streets.

Our understanding of the main principles of place making and how the engineering input involved can pull these various strategies together has helped the development team create a more sustainable and commercially deliverable development.

We are currently undertaking the detailed infrastructure design for all three housebuilders and are providing engineering input into planning applications for the next phases including specific applications for a new school and church. We very much look forward to seeing the urban extension grow over the next few years into what should be an exemplar of sustainable development.

Aerial photograph reproduced courtesy of the Duchy of Cornwall and Scope Creative