Local Heritage Assets
The List of Local Heritage Assets is a locally
designated register of buildings and other features in the
environment which are locally distinctive or have particular
importance to the local community and which deserve recognition.
It is separate to the nationally designated Statutory List of
Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest which
includes the well established Grade I, II* and II listed
What does it mean?
The main difference between the Statutory List and the Local
List is the level of control. It is important to note that, under
current legislation, inclusion on a Local List will not in fact
change the existing planning controls that apply to a building
already. It simply changes the level of consideration given to
preserving its character and appearance when planning applications
are submitted to the Borough Council.
The Local List reinforces efforts to preserve the character and
appearance of the buildings that will be included on it. It enables
the architectural or historic interest of these buildings to be
properly considered against development proposals submitted to the
Borough Council. It should provide clarity for owners, the local
community, developers and Planning Officers, so that they are aware
of the interest of a building as early as possible, so avoiding
abortive work or delays to the planning process.
of Local Heritage Assets Supplementary Planning
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