The Conservation and Planning Group comments on planning proposals which affect
Heritage Registered Parks and Gardens in Lancashire. We
receive notification of proposals via the Association
of Gardens Trusts and the Garden History Society.
We also work with Local Authorities and other
organisations and groups to encourage the conservation and protection of
Lancashire’s unregistered designed landscapes. We monitor
and make comments on policy development in Local Plans and on
individual planning applications. We would like to build up a network of
‘eyes and ears’ in local neighbourhoods through members and related
Working with the Research and
Recording Group we aim to produce a gazetteer of sites identifying
the significance of all unregistered sites. The gazetteer will be useful in the
planning process and will provide
information about sites for general use.
There are currently
parks and gardens, or their listed buildings and structures categorised 'At
Risk' by English Heritage - Heaton Hall, Manchester;
Lytham Hall, Fylde;
Capernwray Hall, Lancaster; Scarisbrick
Hall, West Lancashire;
Woodfold Park, Mellor; Ince Blundell Old Hall,
Synagogue, Sefton Park, Liverpool;
Laundry and Cottages,
Croxteth Park, Liverpool; and Anfield Cemetery.
In addition 14 listed buildings within unregistered sites
are identified as at risk - Turton Tower summerhouse, Blackburn; Extwistle
Hall, The Holme and Shuttleworth Hall, Burnley; Bank Hall,
Chorley; Lytham Hall, Fylde; Former Chapel of St.
Mary, Ellel Grange and Queen Victoria Memorial, Dalton Square, Lancaster; Baguley
Hall, Manchester; Foxdenton Hall, Oldham; Townhead
and Whalley Abbey west range, Ribble Valley; Hopwood Hall,
Rochdale; and Halsall old rectory ruins, West Lancashire.
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News - CONSERVATION
AND PLANNING ISSUES
have been made on planning applications for Anfield Cemetery/Stanley
Park, Liverpool and for Ashton Hall, Lancaster.
Planning applications at Clitheroe Castle Rose Garden, Gawthorpe Hall
Burnley, Stanley Park Anfield Car Park, Clifton Hall and Cuerden Hall
Chorley are being investigated.
HERITAGE have carried out a review of 30 Registered Parks and Gardens
Sites across the country and the following sites have been upgraded in our
From Grade II to II*
Alexandra Park, Oldham
Corporation Park, Blackburn
Avenham, Miller and Moor Parks, Preston
Hesketh Park, Sefton
Wavertree Park, Liverpool
because they are all early parks retaining much of their original design
by significant designers.
Grade II* to I
Sefton Park, Liverpool because it is an important element of one of
England's great Industrial Cities, one of the parks and open spaces
designed to form a green belt around Liverpool and of importance as the
first to introduce French park design to England.