Bat House, Chudleigh, Devon

The setting of several important heritage assets was a key consideration

In early 2020 AB Heritage was commissioned to produce a Heritage Statement concerning the construction of a Bat House in Ugbrooke Park, Devon. The report was requested in support of the proposed Ecological Mitigation Strategy relating to a Planning Application.

The site was sensitive due to being situated within the Grade II* Registered Park and Garden of Ugbrooke Park. In addition to this, the Park contains well preserved 18th century designed landscapes and gardens by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, with associated contemporary architecture by Robert Adam.

Given the location of the proposal site, the setting of several important heritage assets was a key consideration in the formulation of our report. As highlighted by the Local Planning Authority, the impact to the setting of Ugbrooke Park would need to be fully justified.

By means of producing a Heritage Statement our consultant was able to examine and consider all heritage assets which would potentially be affected by the erection of the Bat House and in turn, assess the likely impact upon the heritage assets and their setting.

Working collaboratively with the team of ecological and planning consultants, the Heritage Statement produced by AB Heritage contributed to a positive outcome resulting in the approval of the planning application.

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