An important part of the conservation of parks and gardens is monitoring and responding to the flow of planning applications that are regularly published on Local Authority websites.

The Gardens Trust does not employ regional conservation officers to deal with routine casework. Instead, it works closely with colleagues in the county gardens trusts to ensure that together we are able to give authoritative, local and specialist advice on planning and other conservation matters.

The Gardens Trust, of which Avon Gardens Trust is part, was formed on 24 July 2015 through the merger of The Garden History Society and the Association of Gardens Trusts. It is the Statutory Consultee in relation to planning proposals which affect historic designed landscapes identified by Historic England as being of national significance, and which are included on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.

Current Planning Applications

By looking on any of these websites you can see what applications that affect registered parks and gardens have been made and follow week by week the progress of them.

The following cases are ‘live’ and any representation by the Avon Gardens Trust concerning a registered park or garden is published by the local authority and can be read on line.

Bath & North East
Somerset Council

Widcombe House 15/02160/FUL

Bristol City
Council

Bower Ashton 15/00291/P
Karakol 14/05506/P
Eastville Park 15/01870/F
Napier Miles Road 15/00663/F

North Somerset
Council

Cathedral School 14/P/2583/F
Clevedon Court 15/P/1438/LB
Winter Gardens WSM 15/P/1645/F
The Downs School 15/P/1672/F

South Gloucestershire
Council

Dyrham Solar Farm PK14/2339/F
Seven Springs, Iron Acton PK15/3184/F

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