Mrs. L has been trying to deal with the challenges that can be faced when dealing with a home that has been owned by a relative but is now vacant. She was seeking to get permission to convert derelict outbuildings of the listed manor house which needs considerable renovation, and has gardens containing overgrown trees and shrubs. The local authority then requested a survey of trees within the gardens and a landscape scheme to reassure that the setting would not be affected. We were able to provide this, liaising with the local authority to ensure a quality landscape scheme and proportionate tree retention. Permissions have been secured and the project is now progressing.