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Drehevyansow y'n Tirwedh

Buildings in the Landscape

Buildings in the Landscape


Penwith Landscape Partnership working with contractor James Evans


Supporting owners in the use of redundant farm buildings with heritage value


Drehevyansow y’n Tirwedh or Buildings in the Landscape has two related objectives – to facilitate the restoration, repair or conversion of redundant buildings which have a historical, cultural and/or landscape value, and to enable these buildings to be maintained and enhanced; and to provide a beneficial economic impact on existing farming units in Penwith.

Whilst no capital funding is available, the funding will cover the stages of planning and building regulations necessary to enable the delivery of the proposals. The funding has a commitment to deliver approximately 20 projects, with property owners providing 20% match funding. No end use is excluded, but the proposed re-use must respect the qualities of the building(s) and their contribution to the historic and natural landscape character of the area, the majority of which is covered by the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and/or World Heritage Site designations.   

Owners will be offered support and financial help to obtain the necessary consents. Associated costs may include:

  • Planning and Building Regulations fees and plans
  • Bat and Barn Owl surveys
  • Structural Reports
  • Heritage Statements
  • Mining and Contamination reports

The project is run by a Project Officer, James Evans, who is contracted by the PLP to work approximately 1 day a week over a period three years. James assists with the following:

Stage 1-4 – Publicity, landscape assessment, business assessment, evaluation and scoring of potential projects

Stage 5-7 – Commissioning of Surveys/ Reports where necessary, submission of planning and building regulations applications.

If you would like to know more about this, please send a message via our Contact form or email James on 

If you are a farmer in Penwith, you can find more information on our Farming and Wildlife pages.

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