5 July 2013

Last chance to have your say on Stanmer estate

Public consultation on the future of the historic Stanmer Estate ends on 14 July, so now’s the time to have your say on shaping a masterplan for its future.

People's views on Stanmer Park and Stanmer Village are wanted to help shape the masterplan, which will aim to restore and protect the estate's historic buildings and landscape, enhance its natural features, make it more accessible and address any other issues.

Brighton & Hove City Council is drawing up a long term masterplan to protect and enhance the 5,000 acre estate, which is both a much loved public park and a nationally significant Grade II landscape, which is on the “Heritage at Risk” register. It also forms the setting for the Grade I listed Stanmer House, Grade II* Stable Block and 16 Grade II listed buildings, many within the village. 

Stanmer Estate is also a working landscape, with farming, grazing and food growing taking place on its land and it is home to many residents in Stanmer Village and cottages around the estate.

The masterplan will include proposals for bringing empty farm buildings and vacant plots in Stanmer Village back into use and identify opportunities to bid for external funding from organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The council is leading the Stanmer Estate Restoration project, working in partnership with the South Downs National Park Authority and other partners to develop the masterplan including the Food Partnership, Stanmer Preservation Society and Stanmer Stakeholders Group.

Take part now at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/stanmerproject email parksprojects@brighton-hove.gov.uk  or call 01273 292929.