Breaking Waves

2013 update 8 3rd October

Posted by admin on June 11, 2017

Friends of Pendower Beach AGM and Open Forum

7.30 pm Thursday 7th November Portscatho Memorial Hall

Architecture for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty:
what looks right on the Roseland?


Presentation of the Trustees' Annual Report and Accounts and motion for acceptance

Nomination and election of Trustees to serve for the next year


Friends of Pendower first drew attention to the importance of neighbourhood planning two years ago, so we're delighted that work on the Roseland Neighbourhood Plan is now gathering momentum.  A key part of this work is to discover what priorities local people have for the future of our community.  One of the recurrent discussion points in neighbourhood planning is building.  What kind of buildings do we want to see here?

So the theme for this year's open meeting is:

Architecture for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty: what looks right on the Roseland?

This isn't an easy question to answer, so we're delighted to welcome three people who are well qualified to speak on the subject:

Paul Holden is an architectural historian and chairman of the Cornish Buildings Group
Tim Hancock is a chartered architect, current RIBA South West chair and a regular member of the Cornwall Council Design Review Panel
Kath Statham is a landscape architect, a member of Cornwall Council's public space team and a specialist in landscape character assessment.

Each of our speakers will give us their different approaches to building. They may well challenge some of our assumptions and help us look at new and traditional local building with fresh eyes.

Question and answer session.
Following the three illustrated presentations, this is your chance to put your ideas to our panel.

Jon Smith, Chairman of the Roseland Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, will say a few words about progress on the Roseland Plan at the end of the evening.

The meeting is open to everyone, so please put the date in your diary, tell your friends and encourage people to come.

Paul Holden is House and Collections Manager for the National Trust at Lanhydrock. As an architectural historian he has published in numerous scholarly journals and is a regular contributor to Country Life magazine and the Georgian Group Journal. Paul has published already two books, The Lanhydrock Atlas and The London Letters of Samuel Moluneux 1712-13,  and is currently writing a book on the country houses of Cornwall. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2010 and currently serves as chairman of the Cornish Buildings Group and is a member of the Truro Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee.

Kath is one of a team Chartered Landscape Architects working in the Public Space Team, part of the Environment Service of Cornwall Council.
She moved to Cornwall in 1994 having previously worked in local government in Worcestershire and has held a number of varied positions over the last 19 years. Initially employed to design and implement landscaping schemes in open spaces across Cornwall, she went on to manage the Mineral Tramways Heritage Project, a £6 million scheme to conserve engine houses, mine shafts and create 28km of multi use trails around central Cornwall.
Over the last five years she has concentrated on more strategic landscape architecture promoting landscape character assessment, and encouraging positive planning for future development where the rural landscape adds value to proposed developments.