Detail of dye buckets
Detail of dye buckets, Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company
Detail of dye buckets, Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company

Most Popular Advice and Guidance Documents

Here are our 10 most downloaded advice and guidance publications.

Listed Buildings and Curtilage

Published 21 February 2018

This advice note gives hypothetical examples to assist in deciding whether a building has a curtilage.

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The Setting of Heritage Assets

Published 22 December 2017

Good Practice Advice in Planning Note 3 sets out guidance on managing change within settings of archaeological remains, historic sites and landscapes.

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Conservation Principles, Policies and Guidance

Published 23 April 2008

The primary aim of the Conservation Principles, Policies and Guidance is to support the quality of decision-making, with the ultimate objective of creating a management regime for all aspects of the historic environment that is clear and transparent in its purpose and sustainable in its application.

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Understanding Historic Buildings

Published 24 May 2016

This guidance sets out the process of investigating and recording historic buildings for the purposes of historical understanding.

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Traditional Windows: their care, repair and upgrading

Published 8 February 2017

Guidance and best practice on the understanding, conservation and thermal upgrading of traditional windows.

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Conservation Area Appraisal, Designation and Management

Published 8 February 2019

This revised advice note supports the management of change in a way that conserves and enhances the character and appearance of historic areas.

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Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings - Application of Part L of the Building Regulations to historic and traditionally constructed buildings

Published 8 December 2017

This guidance provides technical advice to help prevent conflicts between energy efficiency requirements in Part L of the Building Regulations and the conservation of historic and traditionally constructed buildings.

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Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings: Insulating solid walls

Published 29 April 2016

This guidance note provides advice on the principles, risks, materials and methods for insulating solid masonry walls.

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Managing Significance in Decision-Taking in the Historic Environment

Published 27 March 2015

GPA in Planning Note 2 contains useful information to help those concerned with implementing national historic environment policy and guidance.

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Adapting Traditional Farm Buildings

Published 20 October 2017

This advice explains how significance can be retained and enhanced through well-informed maintenance and sympathetic development, provided that repairs, design and implementation are carried out to a high standard.

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