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PROPOSALS AT NORRIS CASTLE AND SPRINGHILL, EAST COWES
Uavend are developing proposals for development at Norris Castle and Springhill in East Cowes. In March a public consultation meeting was held in East Cowes Town Hall where their latest Masterplan was shared and comments invited.
More detail can be seen on their web page http://norriscastle-
The description in the National Heritage List for England states that Norris Castle, a landscaped park and pleasure grounds laid out from c1799, is registered at Grade I. This makes it the most significant and important designed landscape on the Isle of Wight and of great national value.
The Isle of Wight Gardens Trust has considered the information provided by the developer in their Masterplan and submitted our comment via contact email address:
Our Submitted Comment.
In its capacity as statutory consultee, on behalf of the Gardens Trust, The Isle of Wight Garden Trust plays a key conservation role in the protection and conservation of designated landscapes on the Isle of Wight. Registered Park and Gardens of Special Historic Interest are subject to a statutory designation, and have the same weight in policy terms under the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) as scheduled monuments and listed buildings. In NPPF terms, they are ‘designated heritage assets’, with those registered at Grade I or Grade II* identified as being ‘of the highest significance’.
In this role, the Isle of Wight Gardens Trust offers feedback to the LPA and developers on the initial proposals for Norris Castle and Springhill, which were presented at the public consultation on 29 March 2018. Our remit and the basis of our comments is specifically focused on the Grade I Registered Park and Garden of Norris Castle, and the locally listed Springhill Estate.
1. Significance of asset
As a starting point we would like to re-
The description in the National Heritage List for England states that Norris Castle, a landscaped park and pleasure grounds laid out from c1799, is registered at Grade I for the following principal reasons
Springhill (locally listed):
2. Areas of support
3. Areas of concern
4. Further comments
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