One of the benefits of the Lottery bid for The Canons is that the area has been given serious attention by historians, landscape architects, archaeologists and others.
A large amount of fascinating material has been produced about the historic landscape, its wildlife, the historic buildings and walls and the people who lived there.
Much of this has now been brought together in a draft of The Canons Conservation Management Plan.
This provides the results of the research and also sets out policies for guiding future conservation and development of the area.
Whether or not the Lottery bid is successful the Plan is sure to be a rich source of material for generations to come.
It will also be officially adopted as supplementary planning guidance and so carry legal weight when planning applications are decided.
Read the Conservation Management Plan and feed in any comments by 27th January.