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Heritage Investment, Stowe

Heritage Investment Stowe

It is recognised that long-term management plans for heritage assets are often supported by enabling development. Adaptable land use is also considered to provide options for sustained investment.

The Buckingham Group, a leading UK contracting company, has operated from and managed 211ha of farmland immediately adjacent to Stowe National Park and Garden, a 17th Century Grade 1 Historic Registered Park. As the family business has developed, multiple planning applications adapting two former farmsteads into viable commercial premises have necessitated a careful balance between enterprise and context.

DA has provided the supporting landscape strategy in reports to AVDC, Historic England and the Garden Trust. DLP Planning have co-ordinated the submissions.

DA is also working on other sensitive planning sites across southern UK.

East Sussex Enterprise

At Plumpton village East Sussex DA is working on a conversion scheme that includes the replacement of light industrial use with mixed residential and holiday let accommodation. The site lies within the South Downs National Park and is visible from the South Downs Way.

With considered tree protection, a replanted landscape setting and contemporary architecture using local materials the detailed proposal has received strong local support. A detailed application has now been made to Lewes DC with Koru Architects guided by Prospective Planning.