The Council has a wealth of heritage assets consisting of listed buildings, conservation areas, historic parks and gardens and scheduled ancient monuments. These are all referred to as designated heritage assets and benefit from special consideration and statutory protection through the planning system.
However there are many other heritage assets such as buildings, monuments, places or sites which are not of national importance but locally make a significant contribution towards the quality of the local environment. These deserve recognition and appropriate consideration when making planning decisions. In recognition of their local importance the Council intends to draw up a draw up a list of buildings, structures, parks, and gardens, cemeteries and archaeological sites that are considered to be of significant local interest.
Buildings at Risk
The Council maintains a local register of all Listed Buildings considered to be at risk through vacancy, under-use, neglect or structural disrepair.
English Heritage publish a national Heritage at Risk register that contains Grade I and II* listed buildings or structures known to be ‘at risk' through neglect and decay.
Last updated: 14th March 2013