We advise that any planning application affecting a heritage asset contains a heritage statement.
These are some suggestions to include in your statement.
Assessment of significance
- Basic information about the listed building or conservation area
- Grade of listed building and listed building description (GII, GII*, GI)
- Date of building
- Name of architect or builder (if known)
- Description of features of the building
- Name and character of the conservation area (if relevant)
- Its contribution to the setting of the listed building or conservation area (if relevant)
- Description of the significance of specific part affected by proposal.
Heritage impact assessment
- An assessment of impact the proposal will have upon the heritage asset (Listed building or conservation area)
- Will the proposal harm, enhance or preserve the significance of the heritage asset?
- How will the proposal impact upon the heritage asset?
The more the harm that is being caused, the greater the justification that is needed.
- Demonstrate why the works are required
- If the impact is harmful, what is the public benefit? For instance, are you securing optimum viable use of the heritage asset in the interests of its long-term conservation?
- Are there alternatives which would cause less or no harm?