Good Practice Guide for Local Heritage Listing

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This document is the first comprehensive guide to local heritage listing in England. It draws on good practice from across the country in developing a new local heritage list, or making improvements to an existing one, and includes a number of case studies illustrating key aspects of the process.

Importantly, this guide should be seen as a starting point. In order to remain flexible enough to respond to local needs, decisions on the way in which assets are identified, and the system adopted for managing the local heritage list, are matters for local planning authorities (LPAs) and their communities.

Contents

  

FOREWORD

1. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

The role of local heritage listing

National Planning Policy Framework and heritage assets

Case Study 1: Example of a local list - Watford

Case Study 2: Protecting local heritage assets - Dudley

Protection of locally listed heritage assets

Local Plans and local heritage listing

Case Study 3: Local heritage list supplementary planning document - South Gloucestershire

2. SELECTION CRITERIA: DEFINING THE SCOPE OF THE LOCAL HERITAGE LIST

Case Study 4: Range of heritage assets on local lists - Isle of Wight

Developing selection criteria

Case Study 5: Development of selection criteria for undesignated heritage assets - Bassetlaw

3. MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK: PROCESSES SUPPORTING THE CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF LOCAL HERITAGE LISTS

Creating a local heritage list

Case Study 6: Approaches to creating a local list - Chelmsford

Initiating a local heritage list

Case Study 7: Partnership working and engaging with volunteers - Norwich, Peterborough

Case study 8: Role of volunteers in identifying assets - Hackney, Mendip

Identifying local heritage assets

Case Study 9: Public nomination and the HER - Warwickshire

Assessment procedures: determining suitability for local heritage listing

Case Study 10: Assessing nominated assets - North Tyneside

Ratification of a local heritage list

Publication and access to information

Reviewing a local heritage list

Case Study 11: Reviewing a local list - Stockport

APPENDIX 1: SOURCES OF POTENTIAL LOCAL HERITAGE LIST ASSETS

APPENDIX 2: GLOSSARY

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

  • Status: Completed
  • Publication Date: 18/05/2012
  • Product Code: 51759
  • Series: Guidelines / Standards

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