We want to protect and enhance the character, authenticity, integrity, setting and views of the internationally acclaimed historic environment and its heritage assets.
Heritage assets are an irreplaceable resource therefore any changes to them must be carefully considered to understand the implications of change. Many buildings and structures of historic importance are at risk of falling into disrepair as they are no longer required for their original purposes yet they are important heritage assets and reinforce local distinctiveness therefore we need to consider how alternative uses can retain important buildings by giving them a new use.
We will continue to seek to protect and enhance the historic environment and its heritage assets.
We will encourage sympathetic reuse of buildings.
Where the loss of a heritage asset is justified we will seek public benefits including investigation, recording and appropriate interpretation of the asset.
We will seek to protect and enhance the character, authenticity, integrity, setting and views of the internationally acclaimed historic environment and its heritage assets including:
Where appropriate, we will encourage the sympathetic reuse of buildings of archaeological or historic importance, which make a positive contribution to the landscape character or historic environment, and which reinforce local distinctiveness and sense of place. Where alterations to a building of archaeological or historic importance are proposed, these must be sympathetic to the character, form, and original purpose.
Where there is clear and convincing justification for the loss or partial loss of a heritage asset we will seek public benefits by requiring developers to investigate, record the feature affected and propose interpretation opportunities appropriate to the scale and level of likely interest of the heritage asset.
Consultation closed on 29th June. Thank you to all of those who took part. Please keep an eye on our Local Plan homepage for announcements and feedback on the consultation