Local list

Heritage statement

Policy driverNational Planning Policy Framework|External link Section 12 Paragraph 128,
Historic Environment Good Practice Advice Planning Notes 1, 2 & 3|External link|External link
Replacement Unitary Development Plan – Policies BE14, BE15, BE16, BE17, BE18, BE19, BE20, BE21, BE22, BE23,BE24, and S28
Type of application
  • Planning applications affecting a listed building or its setting
  • Planning applications affecting a conservation area or its setting
  • Applications for Listed Building Consent
  • Planning applications that involve demolition in a Conservation Area
  • Planning applications affecting nationally and locally designated parks and gardens
  • Planning applications affecting an ancient monument or its setting
  • Planning applications affecting non-designated heritage assets that are recorded on the Historic Environment Record, including known archaeological sites.
Geographic locations where this information is required
  • Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas
  • Registered Parks and Gardens
  • Scheduled Ancient Monuments.
What information is requiredA description of the significance of any heritage assets affected by the proposal, including any contribution made by their setting to that significance. The level of detail should be proportionate to the importance of the heritage asset. See 'Further Information'.
Where to look for further assistanceAdvice is provided in the Historic Environment Good Practice Advice Planning Notes 1, 2 & 3|External link If, after reading the Further Information, you are still unsure about the information to submit, please contact the Council's Conservation Team on (01422) 39 2265.

Further information

The scope and degree of detail necessary in a Heritage Statement will vary according to the particular circumstances of each application. Applicants are advised to discuss proposals with either a planning officer or a conservation officer before any application is made. The following is a guide to the sort of information that may be required for different types of application.

Details of designated heritage assets can be found on the website of Historic England|External link

Please also refer to the 'Structural Survey Section' of this Local List.

Last Updated: 03/10/2016