THE walled gardens of a picturesque manor house which inspired Eastwood author DH Lawrence to write his famous 1928 novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover will now be protected for future generations.
The move comes after district councillors in Ashfield agreed to amend the conservation area within the historic village of Teversal.
Councillors voted to change the boundary to include several local landmarks including Teversal Manor’s walled garden and the historic field to the south of the Manor.
The changes were made as part of the authority’s adoption of the Teversal Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan and it was approved at a cabinet meeting on Thursday.
The decision means that buildings in the conservation area cannot be altered without applying for planning permission from the council and future development must be sensitive to the area.
Lawrence expert Dave Brock Brock told the Advertiser he welcomed the news.
The Lawrence Society member said: “I am all in favour of this kind of thing. I value these precious links with the past and they are being lost all too frequently. They are magical and should be cherished.”
Mr Brock, who meets with other members once a month at Durban House in Mansfield Road, added: “We have recently just had the struggle to protect the DH Lawrence Centre from closure. These sort of places are under siege all the time.
“There are places all over the world highly valued by Lawrence lovers.”