Historic Environment Good Practice Advice in Planning - Consultation

English Heritage has issued draft guidance to assist in implementing historic environment policy in the National Planning Policy Framework and the related guidance given in the Planning Practice Guidance.

The consultation relates to the historic environment in local plans, decision-taking in the historic environment and the setting of heritage assets.

The consultation states that these documents have been developed by English Heritage working closely with a drafting group from the Historic Environment Forum. These documents, along with some additional more detailed information (termed Technical Advice in Planning) will replace both the PPS 5 Planning and the Historic Environment: Historic Environment Planning Practice Guide (2010) and various pieces of English Heritage guidance, as part of a wider guidance review the organisation is currently carrying out.

Sections of this advice, both Good Practice and Technical, have previously been published and the replacement notes have been prepared to express the same principles more succinctly. No increase or reduction in protection is therefore implied.

Technical Advice in Planning notes are planned on Neighbourhood Planning and the historic environment: Improve your Neighbourhood; Enabling Development and the historic environment; Managing Change to Heritage Assets (formerly Part 6 of the PPS 5 Practice Guide); Local Designation; and Conservation Area Designation, Appraisal and Management.

The PPS5 Practice Guide remains in place for the time being but we are expecting that Government will cancel it once the post-consultation versions of these advice notes are published. We hope this will be in early autumn 2014.

Start of consultation: 11/7/014

End of consultation: 5/9/2014

Author: English Heritage

DCP link: This item updates DCP section 4.37

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