Historic Parks and Gardens
About Historic Parks and Gardens
English Heritage on behalf of the Government maintains the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. These are designed landscapes that are considered to be of national importance.
They are graded according to their quality and importance as Grade I, II* and II in descending order.
In Ipswich, the following parks and gardens are currently listed:
- Old and New Cemetery Grade II;
- Chantry Park Grade II;
- Christchurch Park Grade II.
They do not enjoy any additional legal protection but are designated heritage assets as set out in the Government's National Planning Policy Framework. Consequently, the effect of any proposed development on the significance a registered park or garden or its setting is a material consideration in the determination of a planning application.
Last Updated: Wednesday 2nd May 2012