The Society has developed a series of Planning and Conservation Advice Notes 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. All are in PDF format. (You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader free from www.adobe.com )
GHS PCAN Introduction
PCAN 1: Change of Use (of landscape, and of principal and/or subsidiary buildings)
PCAN 2: Hotel and Leisure Development
PCAN 3: Extension of Educational/Institutional Establishments
PCAN 4: Executive Housing
PCAN 5: Golf
PCAN 6: Vehicle Parking and Access
PCAN 7: Treatment of Boundaries and Entrances
PCAN 8: Telecommunications Masts
PCAN 9: Development of Domestic Amenities
PCAN 10: CCTV and Lighting
PCAN 11: Development in the Setting of Historic Designed Landscape
PCAN 12: Evaluation of New Landscape Features
PCAN 13: Briefs for Historic Landscape Assessments
PCAN 14: Management Plans (including Statements of Significance)
PCAN 15: Play Facilities
1: Lists of subsidiary development generated by particular types of change
2: General Evaluation Checklist (All types development/all types landscape)
3: Planning Context
Digest of Planning Inquiries
The Society maintains a digest of appeal decisions which relate to historic designed landscapes. This provides a useful insight into the way in which the Planning Inspectorate considers designed landscapes when reaching its decisions.
It is updated every six months and currently contains details of over 100 Inquiries — most, if not all, of those to affect historic parks and gardens since 1996. The Digest is organised by themes, such as ‘Walled Gardens’ or ‘Setting’, and includes relevant extracts from each decision.
The Digest is produced as a searchable pdf and can be obtained by contacting the GHS at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by telephoning 020 7608 2409.
It costs £50, but is free to Garden History Society members, Gardens Trusts, English Heritage, local authorities, and Heritage Link organisations.