The architectural documentation, preparation of the inventory, preliminary archival research, landscape studies, topographical survey, historical research were used as the basis of preparing a Conservation plan for the proposed conservation and landscape restoration.
- The Conservation Plan, based on a thorough understanding of the site, included the defining of a conservation process as well as the appropriate conservation philosophy.
- Conservation Plan formed part of the MoU signed to initiate the project on 9 January 2013.
- Following the MoU, much additional documentation, archival research has been carried out at the site and this has led to further detailing out conservation requirements for individual monuments as well as their garden setting.
- The preparation of the Conservation plan has allowed there to be a reference document for the project team as well as public partners and donors to the project.