Mrs. Sydney Badmington wanted to restrict development, preserve open space and protect the Little Lake Sunapee watershed. This conservation easement ensures the 8.8 acres will remain a one-house lot. Without these protections, under New London cluster zoning this land could have up to eight dwellings built on it. Mrs. Badmington explained, "I didn't think it was big enough to count very much, but when I think of all the property around the lake that has been built on, then I had to do it."
Syd passed away October 2009 and the property has been transferred to her family.