IHBC President Mike Brown has called out to members practicing in England for examples of good, bad and indifferent Heritage Statements to inform Historic England’s (HE) review of its guidance.
… appeal to members for examples they have written as agents or have received in their capacity as LPA Conservation Officers…
Mike Brown, President of the IHBC, has called out to members practicing in England for examples of good, bad and indifferent Heritage Statements.
Mike Brown said: ‘Members will recall that Historic England produced its Historic Environment Advice Note 12 about a year ago, encouraging their use to support LBC applications and providing guidance as to their form and content.‘
‘While this was a major achievement for those working in Building Conservation it was less well received by the archaeology world. Of necessity, the HEAN was also constrained by the current wording of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and could not encourage the use of Heritage Statements to cover the full design process. Historic England has decided to review the document to assess how well it is working and are looking for evidence to inform that review.
‘I appeal to members for examples they have written as agents or have received in their capacity as LPA Conservation Officers.’
‘I am keen to receive examples of those that follow the HEAN advice, those that don’t, those that increase the understanding of the listed building, those that simply reproduce the listing or the HER record, those that are plainly just advocacy pieces on behalf of the applicant, those that are pithy and to the point and those that witter on endlessly about irrelevant issues’.
‘Please forward examples to email@example.com with a brief summary of what you believe it demonstrates. If you have wider comments to make, please do. I should be clear that all evidence received will be forwarded to Historic England.’
Please forward any examples to President@ihbc.org.uk
For more background see the HE website