We publish free guidance relating to the conservation of historic designed landscapes.
The Planning System in England and the Protection of Historic Parks and Gardens
We publish a guidance leaflet, The Planning System in England and the Protection of Historic Parks and Gardens. This leaflet explains the place of historic designed landscapes in the planning system, the importance of assessing significance, the statutory consultation obligations and the role of the Gardens Trust and the County Gardens Trusts. You can download a copy of the Planning System in England and the Protection of Historic Parks and Gardens leaflet here.
Planning and Conservation Advice Notes
The Gardens Trust is custodian of a series of advice notes created by the Garden History Society which provide information about the general planning framework in relation to historic designed landscapes, as well as more specific advice relating to the planning and conservation considerations when particular forms of development or change of use are being considered.
Issues covered include telecommunication developments, golf in historic landscapes, educational or institutional development, CCTV and lighting, and management plans.
You can download the complete set of notes or individual sections as listed below.
1: Lists of subsidiary development generated by particular types of change
2: General Evaluation Checklist (All types development/all types landscape)
3: Planning Context
Links to other guidance
Our Resource Hub contains a large range of support materials to help County Gardens Trusts and other groups in their conservation work.