Bayham Lake Estate, Kent

Landscape Planning and Expert Witness

Historic Landscape Management Plan and Expert Landscape Witness at Enforcement Notice Appeals

Bayham Lake Estate forms a privately owned part of the wider historic landscape of Bayham Abbey, designed by Humphry Repton in 1800 and included in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest as Grade II

We were commissioned to carry out a survey of the historic landscape of the Bayham Lake Estate following the issuing of enforcement notices by the Local Planning Authority. We devised detailed and comprehensive proposals to enhance and repair this part of the historic landscape and these formed an integral part of applications for retrospective planning consent.

We also prepared and delivered expert landscape evidence at a number of separate Planning Inquiries spanning a three year period. We developed a series of landscape strategies, within the framework of the overall restoration masterplan, which were specifically related to the individual elements of unauthorised development.

These strategies were made the subject of conditions of subsequent planning consents – and we took these forward to more detailed proposals which were then implemented on site.