Our Planning Role

Two English Heritage advisers

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 and includes advice on when English Heritage should be notified of planning matters by the relevant local authority.

National Planning Policy Framework

Find out how the new National Planning Policy Framework impacts on the historic environment.

National Planning Policy Framework

Charter for Advisory Services 

Our Charter sets out the service provided by English Heritage for those involved in changing or influencing change to the historic environment.

Read our Charter

Consent by Type

Statutory consents are an important element in the protection of England's heritage. The requirements for each of the principal types of statutory consent are summarised in this section.

List of Consents by Type