Farmstead building development
A joint research project by the High Weald AONB Unit and English Heritage suggests that adaptation and reuse of some historic farmsteads can be achieved without damaging their special qualities or the contribution they make to the character of the High Weald, one of England's finest landscapes.
Future change is possible but solutions will need to recognise and grow out of the inherited patterns of this remarkable landscape.
Preparing a masterplan for change: Good Practice Guide sets out how, through access to information on farmstead character and history, a site assessment and masterplan can be produced demonstrating an understanding of the farmstead site in its landscape context. This provides a template for future change, identifying constraints and opportunities including the need for more detailed recording and evaluation.