Heritage policy

Heritage policy 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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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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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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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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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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Importance of World Heritage Sites (WHSs) The government is a signatory of the World Heritage Convention, which was established by UNESCO and which administers the global...

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