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Guidance Open for Consultation

Your chance to have a say on advice and guidance documents we've published in draft. Your feedback will help us make our advice and guidance useful.

Revised advice and guidance

Historic Environment Good Practice Advice in Planning: 4 – Enabling Development and Heritage Assets

Enabling development is a term to describe development that would normally be unacceptable in planning terms. In certain circumstances, this type of development may be allowed because it can bring public benefits. The refurbishment and conservation of a heritage asset is an example of this type of development.

This draft advice document explains how to balance considerations for and against enabling development. It also explains how the future conservation of a heritage asset (or a group of assets) can be secured as a result.

It aims to provide advice to help local authorities, planning and other consultants, owners, applicants and other interested parties.

This document is an updated and revised version of Enabling Development & the Conservation of Significant Places, originally published in 2008

We are seeking views on this consultation draft. If you have any comments, please respond to:

This consultation closes on Sunday 14 May 2017.

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