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Local Area Agreements and the Historic Environment

Front cover for Local Area Agreements

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The historic environment plays an important part in shaping the identity of a place as well as helping to achieve genuinely sustainable outcomes for local communties.

Using case studies this guidance sets out ways in which the historic environment can contribute to the development of Local Area Agreements (LAAs).  It is aimed at Members and staff in local authorities, Local Strategic Partnershipsa and regional Government Offices, who are engaged with LAAs (and Multi Area Agreements).  It represents part of an ongoing dialogue with local authorities and partners to ensure the potential of the historic environment is maximised to the benefit of everyone.

It should be read in conjunction with Communities and Local Government guidance on LAAs and those produced by other Cultural and Environmental Non-Departmental Public Bodies.

It may also be helpful to refer to English Heritage's 'Conservation Principles, Policies and Guidance for the Sustainable Management of the Historic Environment' (2008).  This document provides a comprehensive framework for the sustainable management of the historic environment and sets out a logical approach to making decisions and offering guidance about all aspects of England's historic environment.

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Legacy Document
  • Product Code: 51432
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