Work in Scotland
In Scotland, The Garden History Society is not a statutory consultee in relation to planning proposals which may affect gardens and designed landscapes. Where such sites are included in An Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, i.e. the Nationally important sites, Historic Scotland must be consulted. However the Society offers expert independent advice on Inventory, and non-Inventory (Regionally and Locally significant) sites when requested and has built up a good working relationship with planning authorities.
The Society responds to Scottish Government consultations such as the Scottish Planning Policy (SPP), and the Scottish Historic Environment Policy (SHEP). The Society also works with local authorities to ensure that the appropriate policies are included in Development Plans for the protection of Inventory and non-Inventory sites.
Forestry Commission Scotland
We work with the Forestry Commission providing advice on Felling Licence and Scottish Rural Development Plan applications relating to the management of tree planting in designed landscapes, and can also advise landowners at the pre-application stage.
Identifying & Recording Regional and Local Designed Landscapes
The Society works with community groups and local authorities to survey and record non-Inventory gardens and designed landscapes where such information is lacking.
In Scotland the Society can undertake small commissions of historical research on individual gardens and designed landscapes. Please contact the Edinburgh office for further details
Tel: 07760 893 954