Local heritage assets

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

The list of local heritage assets (referred to as non-designated heritage assets) 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 (opens in new window), which includes Grade I, II* and II listed buildings.

One of the key aims of the local heritage asset 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.

Local heritage assets are chosen using criteria similar to those used nationally for listed buildings (opens in new window), but with a focus on their local rather than national importance. Historic England (opens in new window) 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 criteria for local heritage assets (opens in new window)

Anyone can make recommendations for a building to be included on the list by completing a local heritage asset nomination form (opens in a new window) 

View the local heritage asset list

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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 (opens in new window) 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 (opens in new window) 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 Mansfield Cemetery [2Mb].

For more details about registered parks and gardens, visit Historic England (opens in new window) or the Garden History Society (opens in new window).