Historic England consultation: Identifying and conserving local heritage, closes 18/12

A new draft Historic England Advice Note updating Historic England Advice Note 7: Local Heritage Listing (first edition, 2016) reflects the changes made to the Planning Practice Guidance in 2019.

HE writes:

…understand local development opportunities and constraints…

.Local character … builds and reinforces local character and distinctiveness…

HE writes:

Local heritage – buildings, monuments, sites, places, areas or landscapes – builds and reinforces local character and distinctiveness in the historic environment. It can be identified in various ways, one of which is through a local heritage list which allows better account to be taken of the significance of any building or site so listed in planning applications affecting it or its setting.

This advice supports communities and local authorities in introducing a local heritage list in their area or making changes to an existing list. Consistent and accountable selection criteria used in its preparation reinforce the value of a local heritage list and encourage more consistency in the identification and management of local heritage assets, benefiting owners and developers needing to understand local development opportunities and constraints. A local heritage list can celebrate the breadth of the historic environment of a local area and ensure the proper recording of local heritage assets.

This public consultation is open to everyone and closes on Friday 18 December 2020. Please send your feedback to governmentadvice@HistoricEngland.org.uk

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