View of a stone built historic building with a sympathetic modern addition
Blencowe Hall, Cumbria © Historic England image reference DP059826
Blencowe Hall, Cumbria © Historic England image reference DP059826

Action Plan

Historic England's Action Plan has been combined with our Corporate Plan for 2018-2021.

Combining our plans

During our first year of operation as Historic England we reviewed how we work and as a result we combined the Corporate Plan with the formerly separate Action Plan to make a single shorter and more user friendly document.  

The aim of the refreshed Corporate Plan is to provide a straightforward understanding of what we are here to do and how we will go about doing that.

The Action Plan was structured partly to respond to the heritage sector’s priorities under the ‘Heritage 2020’ strategy.  We strongly support this initiative, and the priorities set out in the Corporate Plan demonstrate how we continue to work towards delivering the heritage sector’s priorities for our historic environment.

Background to the original plan

  • The Historic England Action Plan detailed how we planned to deliver the objectives of our Corporate Plan 2015-2018 and an estimate of the resources needed.
  • The Action Plan formed part of Historic England’s contribution to Heritage 2020, and was the successor to the  National Heritage Protection Plan. Heritage 2020 sets out how heritage organisations will work together to benefit the historic environment. It is coordinated on behalf of the whole sector by the Historic Environment Forum. You can find out more about Heritage 2020 from the initiative's own dedicated website. 
  • The Action Plan for 2015-2018 has been superseded by our revised Corporate Plan.
  • The research elements of our work are further informed by the Historic England Research Strategy
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