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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.

New Advice and Guidance

BIM for Heritage: Developing a Historic Building Information Model

We welcome your comments on this draft Historic England technical advice document on BIM for Heritage. This new document is intended to help heritage sector owners, end-users and professionals successfully implement Building Information Modelling (BIM) for heritage projects. Focused on developing a Historic Building Information Model it aims to address issues surrounding the production and use of BIM models for historic buildings. It also aims to direct readers to existing guidance and standards for effectively managing a building’s entire lifecycle using BIM.

This consultation closes on Friday 24 February 2017.

Ways to respond

Please send comments on this consultation document:

If you have any questions about this document please send them to: paul.bryan@HistoricEngland.org.uk

Revised advice and guidance

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.

Settings and Views of Heritage Assets: Historic Environment Good Practice Advice in Planning Note 3

Historic England is proposing to update The Setting of Heritage Assets in the light of recent planning cases and to provide further advice on views. The heritage interest in views is a matter of the contribution of views to the significance of heritage assets, which aligns views in these terms closely with setting. The published document already makes this point implicitly within its discussion of views and setting and the revised version reinforces this point. At the same time, we have underlined the importance of consideration of views under Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (Landscape Institute and Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, 2013), while highlighting the distinction between analysis of setting and landscape analysis.

The revised Settings and Views of Heritage Assets document will replace both The Setting of Heritage Assets and our previous advice on views, Seeing the History in the View.

The consultation draft is available to download below. The main changes include:

  • citation of the sections on setting from the NPPF and the PPG 
  •  more discussion of the assessment of views and their contribution to the significance of heritage assets in both Parts 1 and 2, which is now re-named Setting and Views: A Staged Approach to Proportionate Decision-Taking (pages 12 and 14)
  • reinforced references to Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (Landscape Institute and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, 2013) (pages 8-9) 
  • a little more on landscape in the light of recent planning cases (page 4) 
  •  the title of this Good Practice Advice note has been changed from 'The Setting of Heritage Assets' to 'Settings and Views of Heritage Assets', to distinguish between the new and the previous advice note

We would like your views on whether the revised note gives adequate advice on the relationship between setting and views, as contributors to significance.

This consultation closes on Tuesday 28 February 2017.

Ways to respond

Please send comments on the Listed Buildings and Curtilage or Settings and Views consultations to: governmentadvice@HistoricEngland.org.uk

If you have any questions about these consultations please send them to: governmentadvice@HistoricEngland.org.uk

 

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