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Mon 22 Nov ·
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Why we need to make heritage assessments 'thoroughly thorough'
The process of completing heritage assessments is not what it once was. Certain things used to be OK to say, or sufficient for the job. Not now. The margin for error is now so slim and the structure for justifying your conclusions so well established now, that there is little wriggle room. Therefore, the buzz word is “thoroughness”.
Certificates of Immunity - a different kind of immunity
Lockdown has led us to look more closely at our local environment and in April and May, we were all rather more bound to making our way on foot or bicycle. Chris Surfleet, Head of Heritage, explains what this rare attention to our surroundings means for the heritage world , particularly relating to two normally exceptional areas of planning: spotlisting and its nemesis, Certificates of Immunity (COI).
Statements of Heritage Significance - an advice note from Historic England
In October 2019, Historic England (HE) published an advice note, which provides guidance on the assessment of heritage assets. In Bidwells' latest planning alert, Chris Surfleet and Steven Handforth sets out the advice note's key points and how this affects the decision-making process relating to heritage assets.
Non-designated heritage assets in Conservation Areas
A recent Court Judgment has brought some additional and important clarification on how non-designated heritage assets (NDHAs) in Conservation Areas should be dealt with in the context of planning decisions.
A listed building is a UK building that is recognised by the Secretary of State (for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) as being of national importance due to its historic significance or architectural merit. The building is placed (or listed) on an official register known as the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
Curtilage is an important legal concept when it comes to property and land. It refers to an area of land attached to a house, which forms one enclosure with that house – for example, a garden, a yard or an outbuilding.