Local plan evidence base

Heritage topic paper (2021)

This topic paper presents an evidence base of heritage assets within the borough for the local plan. It aims to present the evidence to show how heritage has been considered in the preparation of the local plan and identify other areas of work which either currently support heritage or could do in the future.

It is not a definitive statement, rather it identifies themes that have influenced the legacy which comprises our historical environment and considers how the evolving interpretation of significance may be protected by appropriate policy.

The paper outlines the historic character and heritage assets within the borough using up to date information. This evidence base will identify the significance of the heritage assets and their overall contribution to the environment in line with the requirements of the national planning policy framework (NPPF).

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