A CHESHIRE landscape architect has won praise for the researching of a £1.5m plan to restore ‘forgotten’ historic parkland.

An ambitious scheme at the ancestral home of the Earl of Shaftesbury in Dorset is the latest of several complex parkland restoration projects by Shocklach-based Chris Burnett Associates.

Chris Burnett Associates is one of a select few landscape architectural practices in the UK with the expertise for this specialist work.

Chris Burnett said: “We are really delighted that Lord Shaftesbury is fully behind the vision for the park and the exciting plans for its future rejuvenation.”