Credit: Dyer Architects

Gara RockSouth Hams

Planning permission granted for the transition from hotel to residential apartments, alongside fenestration adjustments.


Gara Rock Resorts Ltd. 


Site details and constraints

Gara Rock is an isolated development within an area of national beauty. It is on the Heritage Coast and situated in a fragile environment near a site of specific interest and ancient monument.


Our role and services

  • Identify and understand the challenges for the site’s development.
  • Identify and understand the client’s wishes, while maximising the positive influences on future users of the resort.
  • Produce a proposal that justifies residential changes and commercial opportunity while focusing on environmental externalities.
  • Instruct a design which conforms to the surrounding physical landscape sustainably.
  • New dwellings

    In open countryside

  • Significant



Planning permission was granted for sustainable development, encouraging local employment opportunities and providing facilities for users of the coastal path with no significant impact on the sensitive landscape.

Planning permission was also obtained for unfettered, open market dwellings.

The planning team has now submitted applications to enhance the proposed design and adhere to any conditions and obligations.

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