The Club has submitted our contribution to Historic England’s consultation on their Advice Note on Listed Building Consent. This is a high level consultation which offers an opportunity to give input into what is the guiding force for LBC in England. The Club has put forward the need for sensible and practical advice, and emphasised that cooperation is critical to delivering a better service.
A significant goal for Historic England has been to make their resources more accessible and practical, and our contribution will certainly help to make sure this is the case. The Club is the only group putting forward the owner’s view so our contribution can offer some genuinely new insights into the process, and hopefully spur change.
Listed building consent is administered by local councils, but Historic England provide official advice both to local planners and to the planning inspectorate. While HE cannot demand major action from councils, their advice is considered the gold standard, and improving this will help both owners and officers to work together.
To read the full story, see the latest issue of Listed Heritage, the Club’s 150 page bi-monthly magazine. Every issue includes a dedicated section on our lobbying efforts, as well as news, features and technical guidance from across the heritage sector.
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