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PHOTOS: See the filming plans for Poldark series five

PHOTOS: See the filming plans for Poldark series five

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:03am 13th July 2018. (Updated at 7:37am 13th July 2018)

By Richard Whitehouse, Local Democracy Reporter

Aidan Turner looks set to return to West Cornwall as Ross Poldark after details were revealed about filming for the next series.

The National Trust has applied for planning permission for a temporary set for season five of Poldark.

The company has submitted a planning application for temporary timber structures to be used at West Wheal Owles engine house at Botallack, St Just.

They say that the temporary structures will be in place for just six weeks while filming takes place at the Grade II listed engine house for the hit BBC series.

poldark plans

A design and access statement on the application states: “The proposal is to erect temporary timber structures around the engine house and surrounding land. These have been designed so that no permanent intervention will be made on the building fabric. Timber structures which adjoin the building will simply be wedged and propped against the masonry with no fixings introduced to the existing fabric. Furthermore timber ground supports will be moulded around the contours of the land so that no disturbance to the surface is necessary.

“The temporary structures will be in place for less than 6 weeks, for the duration of filming of the Poldark series. On completion of filming the structures will be entirely removed and the site will be left as previously existing.”

The application also states that public rights of way to and around the site will be closed off while filming takes place.

A heritage impact assessment included with the application recommends that planning permission is granted for the set, highlighting the benefits of the BBC drama.

poldark plans

It states: “The Poldark series provides a useful reference to the history of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. The television series undoubtedly boosts the mining tourism industry in Cornwall, which in turn provides finances which can be used to protect the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and its associated buildings and landscape.”

The revived Poldark, starring Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson, returned to TV screens in 2015 and the fourth season of the show is currently showing on Sunday nights on BBC One.

Based on Winston Graham’s novels set in 18th century Cornwall the series had previously been adapted for the screen in the 1970s.

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