Do I need a Heritage Statement or Assessment?

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Do I need a Heritage Statement or Assessment?


Given the extent of history and heritage in this country, you are likely to be, or be near, something of age and significance. Therefore, it is vital you speak to a professional heritage consultant as early as possible.

Do I need a Heritage Statement?

If your site/building is close to a heritage asset or conservation area you will need a Heritage report to accompany the planning application to support the proposed development. We deal with many Planning Applications and Developments affecting Listed Buildings and proposals for developments which are within the setting of a listed building.

Our key specialist heritage reports are completed according to Historic England guidelines, and other planning requirements.

Examples of Heritage Statements and Reports

Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs):

A Heritage Impact Assessment assesses the significance of relevant heritage assets and any potential effect of the proposed development on this significance.

Recent case study: Heritage Impact Assessment – Parker Planning Services

Historic Building Records:

A Historic Building Record is a recording of a historic building prior to alterations or demolition. It is usually required as a Planning Condition by the local council in order to secure approval for development, but may also be carried out prior to Planning Applications.

Recent case study: Historic Building Record – Level 2 – Parker Planning Services

Statement of Heritage Significance:

A Statement of Heritage Significance will examine your historic asset and provides a summary of its overall heritage value. If prepared when considering a future planning application, it will make specific reference to those aspects of its significance that will need most consideration.

Recent case study: Statement of Heritage Significance – Parker Planning Services

Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs):

A Heritage Impact Assessment assesses the significance of relevant heritage assets and any potential effect of the proposed development on this significance.

Recent case study: Heritage Impact Assessment – Parker Planning Services

Listed Building Consents:

Listed Building Consent is sought when you want to alter a Listed Building (a building of special architectural or historic interest) in a way that affects its character or appearance.

Recent case study: Heritage – Listed Building Consent – Parker Planning Services

Get in contact if you require any of these heritage statements for planning, for advice on how best to proceed and a quote.

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