Landscape architect brings expertise to trustee post
Richard Flenley, a local Ealing resident since 1972, has been appointed a trustee of the Pitzhanger Manor Trust. Run by Ealing Council, Pitzhanger Manor is a Grade I listed building, designed by Sir John Soane. Richard’s background is as a landscape architect and environmental planner and, says the trust, he ‘brings a wealth of experience to his new role’.
In the early years of Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) programmes he was an HLF panel member for the Urban Parks Programme. He has a strong background in heritage, having acted as consultant to many key heritage sites, including the National Trust (Petworth Park, Scotney Castle, and Hindhead Common); English Heritage (Dover Castle, West Park, Audley End); all of the London Royal Parks; the Historic Royal Palaces (Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, The Tower of London); and independent estates such as Syon Park and Painshill Park.
Now retired from corporate life, Richard still provides consulting services to Land Use Consultants and chairs and manages Peakwalk Properties. He also provides landscape and overview advice to the Holly Lodge Centre in Richmond Park. He is an active member of a newly established joint panel of the Royal Parks and the Royal Parks Guild, and a trustee of both The Quadrangle, Kent, and Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire.