Designation highlights a building, site or area's special interest and value to this and future generations and gives it protection under law or policy.
It allows us to protect, manage, enjoy and celebrate England's historic buildings, parks, monuments, gardens, wreck sites and battlefields.
This section examines all the different processes involved in identifying and designating the country's heritage assets at a national and local level.
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The objective of the planning system is sustainability: meeting the needs of the present without compromising future generations meeting theirs.
Consents and permissions are key aspects towards protecting England’s heritage, aiding an informed approach to managing change in historic places.
When considering permissions and consents for work that affect heritage assets relevant authorities must adhere to certain principles and obligations.