Historic Building Records are often required for one or more of the following reasons:
Historic Area Assessment. These reports are sometimes referred to as a Historic Character Appraisal; they make conclusions on the heritage value of an area.
The assessment describes the character of the location, and focus on its history, heritage and clearly defines its significance. It provides an evidence base and useful information, relating to the management of historic environment and includes identifying opportunities for positive change.
Local Authorities employ us to create an HAA for their own evidence base or consideration of application. Similarly, a HAA is regularly produced for a client, in the feasibility stages of a major or significant development – likely to have heritage or listed building considerations on the area.