Landscape Survey and Management

A monument conditon survey taking place with handheld computers equipped with GPS

Characterisation Studies: range in size and place from town centres to county-wide landscape and seascape studies. They allow an integrated approach to understanding landscape sensitivity.

Historic Parks & Gardens: survey and documentary research provide baseline information on each of the historic components of parks and gardens, and an assessment of their significance. This informs the long-term management of the park or garden.

Scheduled Monuments: Conservation Statements identify the significance of monuments in terms of archaeology, history, landscape, ecology, economy and aesthetic aspects, and the issues and problems affecting them. Management Plans suggest appropriate measures to address this.

Heritage Partnership Agreements: advice to DEFRA and private landowners as part of the Countryside Stewardship and Higher Level Stewardship Schemes (CSS/HLS), as well as for Farm Environmental Plans (FEPs) which have replaced CSS.

Condition surveys: provide accurate topographic surveys and reports on the actual condition of landscapes, buildings and sites so that change can be monitored.