The Greater Lincolnshire Farmstead Assessment Framework

BookThe Greater Lincolnshire Farmstead Assessment Framework

The Greater Lincolnshire Farmstead Assessment Framework

Guidelines for Best Practice

Historic England Guidance


July 15th, 2015





This document forms part of the Greater Lincolnshire Farmsteads Guidance, which aims to inform the sustainable development of historic farmsteads, including their conservation and enhancement. The guidance, which applies to the area of Greater Lincolnshire, including Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North-East Lincolnshire, is made up of:

The Farmstead Assessment Framework
A step-by-step approach for owners and applicants considering the re-use and sustainable development of traditional farm buildings based on an understanding of their historic character, significance and potential for change. Annexes include useful information about designation, recording and further research.

Greater Lincolnshire Farmsteads Character Statement
Detailed and illustrated guidance that helps identify the character and significance of historic farmsteads including the contribution they make to landscape character. Part 2 includes a full illustrated glossary of farm building types.

Local Authority Summaries
Short summaries for each local planning authority in Greater Lincolnshire providing an overview of historical development, farmstead character, drivers for change and relevant local planning policies. Helpful to both planners and applicants when developing and scrutinising proposals

Farmstead and Landscape Statements
Informative statements about ten different areas of the county defined according to their landscape character by Natural England (e.g. The Wolds). Each statement provides information about the historical development of farms in the landscape, landscape character and the types of farmstead found in each area. They are a useful evidence base for decision-making and development in context.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
1.Introducing Traditional Farmsteads
2. Site Assessment
3. Examples of a Farmstead Assessment
4. Appendices
5. Where to get Advice