Protecting Historic Parks and Gardens: Mastering Planning Responses Gaining the skills and confidence to write a planning application comment letter .

Aim: This day will give you the skills needed to assess the impact of a proposed development or change on a historic park or garden, to develop a recommendation to the local planning authority, and to frame this in an authoritative and persuasive planning comment letter.

27th June 2019, 10.30am-4.00pm An Historic Landscape Project Training Day, with Yorkshire Gardens Trust

The Woodshed, The Workhouse Museum, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon, Yorkshire, HG4 1LE

10.30am Arrival at the Workhouse Museum with tea, coffee and biscuits

10.45am Welcome (Tamsin McMillan, the Gardens Trust, Historic Landscape Project)

10.55am Introduction (Margie Hoffnung, the Gardens Trust Conservation Officer)

11.10pm Significance and Planning Applications (Tamsin McMillan)

11.40pm Assessing the planning application (group exercise led by Margie Hoffnung)

12.40pm Lunch (included), and self-guided tour of the Workhouse and gardens

2.00pm The ingredients of a planning comment letter (Tamsin McMillan)

2.20pm The method of drafting a planning comment letter (group exercise led by Tamsin McMillan and Margie Hoffnung)

3.20pm Next steps (Tamsin McMillan)

3.30pm Final discussion

4.00pm Tea and close

This training day is free of charge, including lunch and a site visit. Enquiries or bookings to