Conservation Management and Historic Landscapes

Increasingly grant-giving bodies like the HLF and Natural England want owners to take a long-term, holistic approach to looking after heritage assets such as scheduled monuments, historic landscapes and historic buildings, often asking owners for a conservation or heritage management plan.

The proper understanding of heritage values leads to better, more informed decision-making. Ecus Heritage staff has experience of developing and implementing robust management strategies tailored to fit the clients objectives.

Skilled in the Conservation Plan process and understanding of Conservation Principle values Ecus can provide owners information on the value of their heritage assets, define significance values and provide conservation policies to inform alterations, development, management or repair.

Ecus staff have experience of preparing a range of heritage and conservation management plans, whether for a single scheduled monument, listed building or a large registered park and garden which includes other heritage assets. By working together with the Ecus ecology and landscape teams this ensures the conservation and heritage plans consider all aspects and values of a site and the preparation of the plan can be undertaken in an effective and integrated way.

In addition Ecus Heritage staff are experienced in undertaking and reviewing historic landscape characterisation (HLC) and undertaking monument condition surveys of heritage assets in woodland, upland and rural landscapes.

Our services include:

  • Conservation Management Plans and Conservation Statements
  • Parkland Management Plans
  • Heritage Management Plans
  • Monument and building condition surveys
  • Historic Landscape Characterisation
  • Woodland archaeological and upland surveys
  • Topographic landscape survey to English Heritage Survey Levels
  • Appraisal of public access and site interpretation
  • Heritage Lottery Funding applications

For more information either call one of our team or make an enquiry.