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SureSet lays permeable pathway for Pentire Point Newquay

The Pentire Residents Association has embarked on a project to improve the Esplanade Green, successfully applying to Cornwall Council funding from section 106 contribution for open spaces for the Pentire Esplande Project.

The project is located on Pentire Point – part of the South West Coast Path – a stretch of coastline on the Pentire Headland that juts into the Atlantic.

Esplanade Green sits  above steps that lead down to South Fistral Beach in Newquay.

With funding from Cornwall Council’s section 106 contribution for open spaces, the Pentire Residents Association worked with Cornwall Council’s Environment Service, and its partner CORMAC.

The aims of the Pentire Esplanade Project were to:

  • Improve accessibility
  • Transform the area
  • Provide hardwearing pathway
  • Increase the viewing area at top of the beach steps
  • Install new street furniture

SureSet permeable paving was contracted by CORMAC to install resin bound paving to create more accessible, safer pathways and viewing area.

According to BALI: “The Pentire Esplanade Project has created new, safe, durable and accessible footpaths across and along Esplanade Road Green complete with accessible look-out points with information plinths.

“Offering spectacular views of the coast, the new resin bound pathways are a remarkable improvement giving both the local community and visitors better and safer pedestrian access to the South West Coast Path and South Fistral Beach.”

Key features:

  • Natural Aggregate: 6mm Barley Beach
  • Application: pathway
  • Area: 869m²
  • Base: permeable asphalt
  • Depth: 18mm
  • Edges: timber, concrete
  • Installed: December 2016

About Michael Northcott

Michael is the editor of Landscape Insight magazine. He draws from experience at a wide range of B2B magazines, including Management Today, Legal Business, Retail Week, Hotel Owner and Jewellery Focus. Feel free to drop him a line with any stories or feature ideas.

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