Putteridge Bury, Hertfordshire
This Grade II landscape near Luton is under considerable development pressure, and suffers further from straddling the boundary between two local authorities, each of which takes a different approach to the conservation and management of the site.
The most recent proposal saw a Luton Borough Council school applying to North Herts. District Council for permission to use part of the registered landscape for playing fields. Such a scheme would lead to an inevitable loss of character and historic interest at a site which has already suffered far more than its fair share of incremental damage. The Society has objected in the strongest terms, and Linden Groves is working closely with Hertfordshire Gardens Trust to monitor the situation.