2017 - 50 Years of Conservation Areas
Heritage Counts 2017 focuses on 50 years of conservation areas. Conservation areas exist to preserve the special architectural and historic interest of a place - in other words, the features that make it unique. Every local authority in England has at least one conservation area and there are now over 10,000 in England.
To mark their 50th anniversary, we've commissioned research to understand the extent to which conservation areas have changed over time by collating and analysing socio-economic trend data in conservation areas. We also aim to uncover whether conservation area designation is achieving its intended purpose of sustainable, long term growth - "good growth".
We have published our first two reports Heritage and the Economy 2017 and Heritage and Society 2017, please see below. We'll also be publishing the following reports later in the year:
- Heritage Indicators 2017 (Forthcoming)
- Heritage Counts 2017 - 50 Years of Conservation Areas (December 2017)
Findings from our studies of heritage and economic activity and new research: the Heritage Economic Impact Indicator Workbook 2017.
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