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Local heritage assets

Local heritage assets

View the local heritage list

Changes to local heritage assets

Registered parks and gardens

Heritage assets are the parts of the environment that we value for their architectural, historic, archaeological and artistic interest.

Local heritage assets

The list of local heritage assets (sometimes referred to as local listed buildings) is a register of buildings and other features in the district, which are locally distinctive or have particular importance to the community. It is separate to the nationally designated statutory list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest, which includes Grade I, II* and II listed buildings.

One of the key aims of the local list is to raise the profile of these features within the area, as well as allowing planners to consider these features when assessing applications.

The new Local Plan will have a policy to support the protection of local heritage assets.

Locally listed buildings are chosen using criteria similar to those used nationally for listed buildings, but with a focus on their local rather than national importance. Historic England has produced guidance to support this process.

Buildings on the list have been recommended by various local history societies, as well as some being selected by us using the pdf icon criteria for local heritage assets [1Mb].

Anyone can make recommendations for a building to be included on the list by completing a pdf icon local heritage asset nomination form [197kb].

View the local heritage list

A copy of the local list can be viewed at the Civic Centre.

Changes to local heritage assets

Work on buildings or structures on the local list do not require any additional consent other than the normal planning permission. Planning permission in a conservation area is normally required for demolition of a building or structure irrespective of its status.

However, planning applications for buildings on the local list, which involve alterations that would harm their historic and architectural value, are discouraged.

Listed building consent is not required for work to local heritage assets.

Like-for-like repairs are encouraged and do not require planning permission. However, there are other works which may not require planning permission but should still be carefully considered before starting. The removal of historic features or details can harm the special interest of a local heritage asset and may affect its value.

We will consider introducing an Article 4 Direction to structures considered to be under threat.

Registered parks and gardens

Of the many parks and gardens throughout England which are of historic value, a small number are considered, based on an assessment by Historic England, to be sufficient importance to be registered.

Within the district, we have one entry on the register, which is pdf icon Mansfield Cemetery [2Mb].

For more details about registered parks and gardens, visit Historic England or the Garden History Society.



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