Most of the work we do is affected by wider global issues, which is why our interests extend far beyond just bricks and mortar.
Land use and planning
As a charity rooted in the belief that places matter to people, we see land-use planning as a key tool in the creation of great places for people to live, work and play.
We manage 25,000 hectares of woodland and 135 landscape sites and deep parks which include thousands of veteran ash trees and several hundred ancient ash trees over 300 years old, so the news about ash dieback is of obvious concern to us.
Learn more about the steps we're taking and what you can do to help.
Wind farm challenge
We've made a joint legal challenge with English Heritage and East Northamptonshire Council against planning permission for a wind farm that would be built within 1 mile of a Grade I listed building and registered park and garden.
Our position on...
Our position on badgers and bovine TB, including vaccination and culling.
Our position on shooting at our properties, including the decision to end the let shoot at Polesden ...
Our current view on the construction and location of wind energy facilities.
We allow field sports to take place on our property where traditionally practised, providing they ar...