• CAERHAYS ESTATE AND HARTLAND ABBEY ESTATE HERITAGE LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT REVIEWS: 2010

    As an Associate of Farm & Countryside Liaison Services, Bronwen carried out Formal Inspections for Natural England. In 2010 this involved visiting and reporting on the landscape management of two fine country estates of outstanding historic and scenic interest, at Caerhays in Cornwall and Hartland in North Devon. The previous year a similar Inspection had been carried out at the Highclere Estate (“Downton Abbey”) in Hampshire. The Inspections reviewed the estates’ management a variety of aspects including the historic landscape, biodiversity, buildings in the landscape, public access and how these work together to conserve the special interest.

    KILGETTY/SAUNDERSFOOT ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT STUDY: 2010

    An Environmental Enhancement Study for Saundersfoot, Kilgetty and all the surrounding villages in Pembrokeshire forms part of a programme of improvements being orchestrated by PLANED (Pembrokeshire Local Action Network for Enterprise and Development). In 2010 Bronwen lead a team of consultants, which included Town & Landscape Ltd (landscape architects, Abbey Sanders (ecologist) and David Morgan (quantity surveyor) of ASR Projects Ltd. to prepare this study.

    The purpose of this study has been to take forward potential enhancement projects arising from the Kilgetty/Saundersfoot Development Plan and Community Action Plans, plus any other opportunities that were identified by the consultants and the communities. These potential projects were assessed and the communities consulted. The resulting projects presented in the Study report provide the background to the projects, project descriptions and outline costings to enable bids to be made for grant funding. For ease of use, this hefty report was divided into seperate versions for each of the five Community Council wards, namely Saundersfoot, Kilgetty, Amroth, Jeffreyston and East Williamston. The projects include extensions to the community-managed rural Jubilee Park at East Willimaston, various traffic calming measures in the busy villages, improvements to existing footpaths and new path links to serve the local communities and visitors, the development of a nature reserve in an old gravel pit at Llanteg.

    TAF FECHAN VALLEY BIRD’S EYE VIEW, MERTHYR TYDFIL:2010

    A large pen-&-ink drawing shows an aerial view of a 4-mile stretch of this steep-sided valley, leading north-east out of Methyr Tydfil into the Brecon Beacons. This shows the dramatic topography with many features of historic and industrial interest and wildlife sites as well as the Taff Trail and other routes. Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council commissioned this drawing, intending it to be used as a basis for various interpretation applications.

    Extracts from Kilgetty/Saundersfoot Environmental Enhancement Study