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Better Heritage Regulation under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (ERR) Act 2013 has introduced a number of changes to the legal framework protecting heritage in England. These are aimed at making protection more efficient and effective. They will not reduce protection for the aspects of historic buildings and sites that the public value.

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These new measures were introduced by sections 60 and 61, and schedule 16 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 which inserts sections 26A - 26K, 28A and 61 and schedule 2A into the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. They commenced on 6 April 2014.

These changes introduce Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreements, Listed Building Consent Orders as well as Local Listed Building Consent Orders, and Certificates of Lawfulness of Proposed Works.

Please see the page on 'The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013' for more details.

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