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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: governmentadvice@historicengland.org.uk

This consultation closes on Sunday 14 May 2017.

The Adaptation of Traditional Farm Buildings: A guide to good practice

In 2006 we published good practice guidance on the conversion of traditional farm buildings. We are now consulting (March 2017) on an updated and revised version of this document, now called The Adaptation of Traditional Farm Buildings.

The Adaptive Reuse of Traditional Farm Buildings: Historic England Advice Note 9

To supplement the good practice guidance a Historic England Advice Note, titled The Adaptive Reuse of Traditional Farm Buildings, will set out the key principles to be considered when seeking to adapt traditional farm buildings.

These documents will replace The Conversion of Traditional Farm Buildings: A Guide to Good Practice (2006) and Living Buildings in a Living Landscape: finding a future for farm buildings (2006).

If you have any comments on these draft documents, please respond to: governmentadvice@HistoricEngland.org.uk

This consultation closes on Friday 31 March 2017.

The Maintenance and Repair of Traditional Farm Buildings: A guide to good practice

In 2011 we produced good practice guidance on the maintenance and repair of traditional farm buildings. We have now (March 2017) expanded, updated and revised this guidance and would similarly welcome your views.

This document will replace The Maintenance and Repair of Traditional Farm Buildings: A Guide to Good Practice (2011).

If you have any comments on this draft document, please respond to: governmentadvice@HistoricEngland.org.uk

This consultation closes on Friday 24 March 2017.

Listed Buildings and Curtilage

In 2016 Historic England published a short note with hypothetical examples to show how to assess the extent of the curtilage of a listed building. We are consulting on this updated version (January 2017) which clarifies and expands the advice.

If you have any comments on this version, please respond to: governmentadvice@HistoricEngland.org.uk

This consultation closes on Friday 24 March 2017.

Ways to respond

Please send any questions or comments about any of these consultations to: governmentadvice@HistoricEngland.org.uk

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