The Stour Valley/Dedham Vale, is the landscape of John Constable and England's smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Like all AONBs across the country, ours is under a wide variety of threats: pollution, new buildings, road traffic, flight paths, pylons and excessive signage. For further information see The Dedham Vale Society website.
The greenhouse site and the surrounding farm land straddles the AONB and needs special attention to ensure its continued protection and preservation for future generations.
photograph on this page show views towards the Horkesley
Park site from the village of Little Horkesley.
A decision about the Horkesley Park application (see History of SVAG for full details) was finally given by the Secretary of State in May 2014. Although it was rejected, the future of the site still remains uncertain. It is now our aim to gather information about any new proposals for this land, as and when they occur, scrutinise the details and inform our membership about them. In recognition of the site’s importance to the AONB and to the surrounding villages of the Horkesleys, Nayland and many others, SVAG will maintain an interest in the site’s future until that future is decided.
SEE CURRENT ACTIVITY - 03/06/2015