Local Advice

Workers carrying out renovations

English Heritage's local offices are the main points of local contact. Each is responsible for work in several counties and with respective local authorities.

The nine local offices are: East Midlands, East of England, London, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber.

Our Planning Role

English Heritage is the Government's lead advisory body for the historic environment and has a statutory role in the planning system. This section explains our role in the planning process.

More about planning consent 


English Heritage runs a number of grant schemes to assist with the cost of caring for all sorts of buildings, monuments and landscapes. 

Grant schemes and funding

Heritage Counts

Heritage Counts is an annual survey of the state of England's historic environment and looks at the key changes across the sector for the year.

View the survey 

Heritage at Risk

The latest Heritage at Risk register gives details of over 5,000 nationally designated sites that are at risk of neglect or decay.

Search the register

Planning Advice

This section provides practical advice on what to do if you want to make changes to a listed building, a scheduled monument or a registered park or garden.

Find practical planning advice

HELM Website

The HELM website contains information on the historic environment for decision makers in local authorities.

Visit HELM