Conservation Management Plans
Conservation Management Plans are valuable tools in the management of historic parks and gardens.
See the Historic England advice at:
They are evidence-based and take into account the history and current state of the landscape. They set out in detail, actions and strategies for conserving and enhancing the historic fabric and set out a day-to-day management framework. These are typically designed to last for five years with ongoing reviews and critical reviews at the end of the period, leading to a subsequent CMP. The continuity of management practice this gives means that changes in ownership or interim projects can be accommodated without impacting adversely on the landscape.
More details on CMP can be found on The Gardens Trust website at:
Ideally all our 44 sites on the Historic England Register and the majority of our Locally Important sites (see Local Listings) should have such plans and should be kept up-to-date.
They are invaluable weapons for guarding our landscapes as inevitable decay and degradation happen over time and housing and other development pressures increase
Information on the existence and whereabouts of these plans is often difficult to locate but the attached list details those of which HGT is aware. Those where a copy is held by HGT Conservation and Planning are denoted by *, others are held in the Hertfordshire Local Studies and Archives at Hertford. Many of these are out of date and need revising and updating.
|Amersfort||No||Debois Landscape Survey Group (Debois)|
|Ashridge||II*||Sarah Ruthford||2009, 2011|
|Balls Park *||II||Debois|
|Bushey Rose Garden||II*||Liz Lake Assoc.||2006|
|Cedars Park||No||Nicholas Pearson Assoc.||2008|
|Cole Green / Panshangar *||Historic Land Management||2004|
|The Grove *||No||Debois||1996|
|Howard Park & Gardens||II||LDA||2007|
|Moor Park||II *||Debois|
|Napsbury||II||RPS Planning & Development||2007|
|Rothamsted Manor *||No||Adrian Cook||2003|
|Spinning Wheel, Broxbourne||No||Nicholas Pearson Assoc.||2012|
|Woodhall Park||II *||Debois|
In addition, HGT holds documents on :
Briggens (Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment by Hyland Edgar Driver, 2006
Cheverells (A Preliminary Historic Building Appraisal, BEAMS, 2000)
Poles (Landscape History Survey and Planning Proposals, anon, n.d.)
Gilston Park (A Brief Account of the Historic Landscape, Tom Williamson, n.d.)
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