Local Level Heritage Protection Gets Boost

Bookmark this
03 November, 2019 By Mark Sanderson

£700,000 has this week been granted LPAs to assist the better protection of local heritage assets.

The local list has been on our radar for some years now - first with PPG15 and then 2008’s Draft Heritage Protection Bill – but today remains an unfortunately nebulous mechanism.

This initiative’s more rigorous process of adoption will effect a far more robust means of protection, whilst the government and Historic England have made much of associated benefits to communities, tourism, the environment and economy.

However, LPAs already struggle to meaningfully and effectively distinguish between the many layers and complexities of heritage protection, with planner and developers unfairly inheriting the consequent lack of clarity

At this juncture, a timely reminder to LPAs is necessary, making clear that such recognition constitutes merely a ‘material consideration’ in the planning process, but not the level of protection afforded statutorily designated counterparts, under law.

Written by

Mark Sanderson

Director of The Heritage Advisory, Mark Sanderson, has over 18 years’ experience of built heritage, conservation, design and archaeology, working on a wide number of proposals in the UK, involving historic buildings, areas and other heritage assets.


Offered By

The Heritage Advisory Ltd.

The Grey House, 3 Broad Street
Stamford
London, London & the South East PE9 1PG
UK