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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.

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Contents

FOREWORD

1. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

  • Case Study 1: Example of a local list - Watford
  • Case Study 2: Protecting local heritage assets - Dudley
  • 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
  • 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

  • Case Study 6: Approaches to creating a local list - Chelmsford
  • Case Study 7: Partnership working and engaging with volunteers - Norwich, Peterborough
  • Case study 8: Role of volunteers in identifying assets - Hackney, Mendip
  • Case Study 9: Public nomination and the HER - Warwickshire
  • Case Study 10: Assessing nominated assets - North Tyneside
  • Case Study 11: Reviewing a local list - Stockport

APPENDIX 1: SOURCES OF POTENTIAL LOCAL HERITAGE LIST ASSETS

APPENDIX 2: GLOSSARY

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidelines / Standards
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51759

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