April 2021

Next phases of Hayle Harbour regeneration secures planning consent

The next phases of the regeneration of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hayle Harbour, Cornwall, have been unanimously granted planning permission.

FCBStudios and Sennybridge submitted detailed plans for the next phase of North Quay Hayle Harbour to Cornwall Council for a £350m mixed-use development. The scheme will deliver 375 new homes, including 17% affordable housing, alongside extensive community facilities establishing it as a residential, visitor, business and cultural destination.

The approved scheme consists of a number of distinct projects in their own right, each one a specific response to the characteristics presented by the coastal site. The projects are as follows:

The Yard
Residential quarter focussed around a series of sub-tropical sheltered gardens and courtyards. 60 units in total (townhouses and apartments)

The Stable Block
Renovation of a Grade 2 Listed building, with contemporary buildings to provide improved facilities and workshops to support local marine industries.

Riviere Fields
New neighbourhood of 254 homes (townhouses and apartments), including affordable, immersed within a well-designed green landscape.

Chieftains Yard
A varied cluster of apartment buildings containing 32 units nestled within a lush vegetated former quarry.

Western Gateway
Featuring a 3200m2 beachside apart-hotel, community hall and water sports hub to provide improved facilities for the existing clubs and organisations.

The final decision on some elements of the initial proposal has been deferred pending further discussions with ICOMOS. Three areas of the application will be resubmitted in May: East Quay, which is made up of an Arts Centre, Creative Workspaces, and facilities to support the fishing industry; Eastern Gateway, facilities to support the marine industry and improve harbour facilities; and Hilltop, a low-density residential area of approximately 30 dwellings.

Matt Williams, Associate at FCBStudios said: “Achieving planning consent with unanimous support for this complex project is a significant milestone for a regeneration scheme that has been discussed for over 40 years. Whilst we are disappointed that ICOMOS have sought to defer the decision on some of the key parts of the project which deliver significant community benefits, we recognise the importance of these elements of the project and will continue to work with ICOMOS towards the right outcome for the future of Hayle."

Simon Wright, CEO of Sennybridge, said: “Phase one of the North Quay at Hayle harbour is fully underway, which includes wharfside homes, shops, restaurants, and public space, with an expected phase two on-site start date of Q4 of 2021."

We look forward to working with the community and council to further refine plans for East Quay, Eastern Gateway and Hilltop in order to truly make this a location that has the facilitates and housing to support the continued economic and community success of the town.”

Read about our other projects in Hayle.

South Quay Hayle Phase 1
South Quay Hayle Phase 2