Dr Peter Shepherd attended the Landscape Institute Awards 2009 to receive an award which highly commends BSG and LDA Design for the Thames Basin Heaths project. The award was in the in the Management category.
Thames Basin Heaths are designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) and are internationally important for nature conservation.
The project’s strategy provided policies and local plans, implementing the area-wide strategy. The aim was both to physically control access through positive means and also guide and educate visitors to reduce preventable disturbance and unauthorised activity, and to focus on protection of the most sensitive areas, and at the most sensitive times of year.