Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Stanmer Park consultation

Stanmer House
BHCC is launching a public consultation on proposals to enhance and improve Stanmer Park. This follows on from a successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid.

Residents attending the exhibitions can find out about proposals for the walled garden, entrance, parkland and plans to make the park more accessible to all. There are also plans to explain the heritage of the park to visitors and provide more ways to volunteer and be involved.

Staffed exhibitions will be held on:
Thurs. 31st March: Jubilee Library 10am-7pm
Sat. 2nd April: Jubilee Square 10am-4pm
Sun, 3rd April: Lawn opposite Stanmer House 10am-2pm
Sun, 3rd April: Stanmer book shop 12-4pm

Unstaffed exhibitions run from:
Tues. 29th to Thurs. 31st March: Jubilee Library Foyer
Tues.5th to 22nd April: Moulsecoomb Library
Mon. 4th to 22nd April: Coldean Library

Residents can make their comments at the exhibitions or online through the council’s consultation portal.

Find out more about the Stanmer Restoration Project at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/stanmerproject

Background notes

The Stanmer Park and Estate Restoration Project aims to restore the park’s landscape, and Grade II listed buildings, protect natural features and safeguard its rare landscapes.

In July 2014 the council made two applications for Heritage Lottery Funding for Stanmer Park. They were a ‘Heritage Grant’ application to renovate Home Farm, and a ‘Parks for People’ application to restore the Walled Garden and other parts of the Stanmer landscape.

Home Farm House
The applications were made as part of a wider, long term plan to restore Stanmer Park.

The Heritage Grant application was unsuccessful, but the Parks for People application resulted in the council being awarded £297,000 to develop proposals. Work is now underway to draw up a final application for stage 2 funding to be submitted by August 2016.

Stanmer Park is a working landscape which includes farming, grazing and food growing. It is also home to residents living in Stanmer Village and a base for several businesses, including the council nursery, South Downs National Park Authority offices and community groups and organisations.

Stanmer House from the Downs

1 comment:

  1. Suppose its too late to save the Stanmer house Orangery.


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