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Trust loos flushed with success
Loos at Kynance Cove
The loos have a turf roof
A set of environmentally-friendly toilets in Cornwall's have won an environmental award for their "exemplary" design.

The facilities at the National Trust's at Kynance Cove, on the Lizard Peninsula, include a turf roof and solar "slates".

The building, which was given the award by the Cornish Buildings Group, was opened in 2004.

The solar thermal panels also generate hot water for the cafe at the site.

'Sensitively designed'

Kynance attracts more than 150,000 visitors every year and a visit to the nearest public toilets used to require a 15-minute walk involving a climb of more than 200ft to the main car park.

The new toilets also have their own bio-bubble, a self-contained fully biological and ultra-violet treatment system for treating sewage and cafe waste.

Mike Hardy from the National Trust said: "The work to provide high quality, sensitively designed facilities for visitors has shown that looking after the natural environment also helps support the local and regional economy."

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