Public and Heritage Bodies: Their roles and details

There are hundreds of organisations and hundreds of thousands of people who each year give their time for free to protect the nation’s heritage.  The organisations range in size and nature, from those operating on a national level to local government, voluntary organisations, and specialist amenity societies.

This section describes a number of the key organisations, examining their role in the heritage protection system and when they should be notified of or involved in consultation regarding planning permission, listed building consent and the like.