Heritage and conservation

Heritage and conservation guidance:

What are AONBs? Areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs) are areas of countryside in England and Wales outside national parks which are designated in recognition of...

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A certificate of lawfulness of proposed works under section 26H of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (P(LBCA)A 1990) provides...

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This Practice Note explains the offences which may be committed under either the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) or the Planning (Listed Buildings and...

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Conservation areas are parts of localities designated under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (P(LBCA)A 1990) as areas of special...

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Statutory duty to consider heritage impacts in determining planning applications Section 66 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (P(LBCA)A...

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Complaints that local authorities can consider Local authorities can only consider a complaint if: • it relates to a ‘high hedge’ as defined in the Anti-Social Behaviour...

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Purpose of listing The main purpose of listing is to protect the building and its surroundings from changes which materially alter the importance of the...

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What is a Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreement? A Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreement (HPA) is a non-statutory agreement between a...

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Purpose of listing The main purpose of listing is to protect buildings of special architectural or historic interest and their surroundings from changes which materially...

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There are three ways in which a local planning authority (LPA) may take enforcement action against unauthorised works, or potential/impending future unauthorised works,...

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What is a Local Listed Building Consent Order? Local Listed Building Consent Orders (LLBCOs) are made by local planning authorities (LPAs) and grant listed building...

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Background to Crown’s immunity from development control In 1992, the government decided to progressively remove any immunities protecting government departments and Crown...

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Planning permission—does demolition count as 'development'? Under section 55(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), planning permission is required for...

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What hedgerows are protected? Certain hedgerows are protected by the Hedgerows Regulations 1997, SI 1997/1160 (HR 1997), enacted under the Environment Act 1995. Two...

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What is a scheduled monument? A scheduled monument is a 'nationally important' archaeological site or historic building, which is protected against unauthorised change....

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For further information on the implications of leaving the EU for planning law and...

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