Heritage Statements & Heritage Impact Assessments
The production of a heritage statement (sometimes called a statement of significance) is a requirement of listed building consent and is often asked for as part of planning applications that may impact heritage assets.
The document looks in detail at the building’s history using local and national archives along with the study of historic maps (map regression). It defines what is important about the building in conservation terms – its ‘significance’ or ‘heritage value’.
We offer three tiers of a heritage statement depending on the level of detail required. Please contact one of our heritage planning consultants to discuss your requirements in more detail.
In addition to a heritage statement, most local authorities require the submission of a heritage impact assessment.
This document consists of a detailed assessment of the potential impact of a proposed development with specific recommendations to mitigate any adverse impact.