Historic England has published a new edition of its advice note on how local heritage listing and local heritage lists can be formally identified as part of the wider range of designation so that they can be taken into account in planning applications.
… consistent and accountable approach to the identification and management of local heritage assets…
… importance of local heritage lists being published on local planning authorities’ websites…
Historic England writes:
This advice supports communities and local authorities in introducing a local heritage list in their area or making changes to an existing list. It encourages a consistent and accountable approach to the identification and management of local heritage assets when selected by uniform criteria. Such a list will help all, including community groups, owners and developers, and local planning authorities to understand local development opportunities and constraints.
This advice note gives information on the relationship between local heritage lists and Historic Environment Records; how best to update such lists, particularly when heritage assets not on the list are identified through the decision-making process for planning applications; and stresses the usefulness of innovative ways of creating and maintaining lists. As the intention is for local planning authorities to be clear how the list will inform their decision-making on heritage assets, this note stresses the importance of local heritage lists being published on local planning authorities’ websites.
This is the second edition.