Listed Buildings and Heritage Assets
We can produce Heritage Statements & Statements of Significance for your project.
If your proposed works or development involves a ‘Heritage Asset’ (Listed Building, World Heritage Site, Conservation Area, Scheduled Monument, Locally Listed Building) you are expected by planning policy to include a Heritage Statement as part of your planning application.
The purpose of the Heritage Statement is to assess what is significant about the heritage asset, including any contribution made by its setting, and then evaluate the potential impact of your proposals on this.
Heritage Statements usually accompanies or is incorporated into the Planning Statement with the submission of a planning application. The most common situation when a Heritage Statement is required is for when development relating to a Listed Building or a building in a Conservation Area is proposed. A Heritage Statement may also be required if your building is not Listed but lies adjacent to one. This is because your building forms the curtilage of an asset. Any changes to your building may affect its significance.
We will work with you and your architect to ensure that your proposals preserve or enhance what is important about the Heritage Asset and this will usually make the difference in gaining a consent.
Our team have extensive experience dealing with Heritage Assets, regularly gaining consents for conversions of and works to Listed Buildings and development within Conservation Areas.