Protecting Historic Parks and Gardens

Planning Training for CGT Volunteers

In 2016, we launched a new, three part training course for planning volunteers in the West Country. This ran over two years and has proved really popular. It’s a great way for CGTs to recruit new planning volunteers. We’ll be running the course again, starting on 12th March at Bramham Park (above, photo couresy of N Lane Fox), near Leeds in Yorkshire, so save the date if you’re interested. 

Part one was a gentle introduction to planning issues, with a tour of the gardens at Westonbirt School, accompanied by lashings of cake. Part two combined a visit to Stancombe Park, imagining how various hypothetical planning applications would affect the landscape there, with step by step training on writing a planning letter. Part three, the infamous ‘Full Monty!’, looked at the nitty gritty of planning policy and appeals.

The training is free and no prior knowledge of planning or conservation is necessary. Look out for more information about the next course on our website