2017 - 50 Years of Conservation Areas
To mark their 50th anniversary, we've commissioned research to understand the extent to which conservation areas have changed over time by collating and analysing socio-economic trend data in conservation areas. We also aim to uncover whether conservation area designation is achieving its intended purpose of sustainable, long term growth - "good growth".
We have published our first reports on the economic and social value of heritage, as well as the latest heritage indicators for 2017.
The full Heritage Counts 2017 publication - 50 Years of Conservation Areas - will be released on Heritage Day, 5 December 2017.
Findings from our studies of heritage and economic activity and new research: the Heritage Economic Impact Indicator Workbook 2017.
Enhancing our wellbeing and quality of life, improving the way places are perceived, and engaging the general public.
Each year, Heritage Counts collates a large dataset of indicators which give insights into the state of the historic environment.
How to share your views and some frequently asked questions about Heritage Counts.