Significance and Historic Landscapes Training Day

Posted on April 11th, 2014 by Charles Boot
Jun ’14
10:00 am

Significance and Historic Landscapes Training Day
10am, Thursday 5 June

Click here to download details and a Booking Form for a Significance and Historic Landscapes training day that the Historic Landscape Project is organising with Dorset Gardens Trust and English Heritage at Stourhead, Somerset, on Thursday 5 June.

You may be aware that much is made of Significance in the English Heritage Conservation Principles and the National Planning Policy Framework, and that the AGT/GHS Joint Conservation Committee has declared an intention to see Statements of Significance prepared for all historic designed landscapes in England. So there is quite a buzz around the subject at the moment, and I’m sure you’ll therefore find this opportunity to be an exciting one!

In line with conservation work across the heritage sector, we are encouraging County Gardens Trusts conservation groups to use Significance as a tool in assessing and commenting on development proposals and planning applications, and urging CGT research groups to see the production of Statements of Significance for sites as an essential part of their research work. With so many facets of interest, we do hope to see many of you at Stourhead. (And don’t forget that the famous rhododendrons will be looking lovely in June!)

In the first instance, we are offering 4 places per County Gardens Trust to those in the South West (Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire) — please book by Saturday 10 May. We are however pleased to receive expressions of interest from other CGTs and GHS members and will be offering spare places to these applicants after 10 May.

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