The site of a Tudor manor, a number of historic buildings still stand across the site including the 16th Century barn and 17th Century Chapel building. After years of dereliction the grounds and buildings had fallen into a state of disrepair with the moat system choked by dense scrub vegetation.
Greengage provided strategic support in the early stages of the design process, undertaking detailed reptile, great crested newt, bat and barn owl surveys. A number of bat roosts were identified in the buildings at the site, in addition to nesting barn owl and a large breeding population of great crested newt.
Licences were granted from Natural England to enable emergency structural repairs to the chapel building. Greengage provided design advice regarding the likely mitigation, compensation and enhancement actions that would be necessary to enable the proposed development.