Neighbourhood Planning and the Historic Environment

These web pages contain information on the importance and role of the historic environment in the neighbourhood planning process. They are aimed at all those involved in the neighbourhood planning process including:

  • Neighbourhood forums, parish councils and other community groups
  • Consultants who have been commissioned to prepare neighbourhood plans
  • Local authorities who are working with communities on neighbourhood plans
  • Oxford Building Survey Week, Rewley House, Oxford

    First Steps

    Follow our first steps and check list as you set out to bring the historic environment into your neighbourhood plan.

  • An image of a thatched roof

    Gathering Evidence

    The evidence you need will depend on what you want your plan to do.

  • High Street, Badminton, Gloucestershire.  General view of cottages with uniform limewash.

    Policy Writing

    This page covers the different aspects of neighbourhood plan policy writing and poses questions that you should consider.

  • The former Aston Martin Motorcar Works site, Newport Pagnell

    Case Studies

    The set of short case studies on neighbourhood planning and the historic environment show the range of approaches taken across the country.

  • Valleywood Pontefract, tree in foreground with grass sloping away into the background

    Sources of Further Information

    Sources of further information, government guidance and useful tools for neighbourhood planning.

  • Field barns in the landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Our Role

    The Neighbourhood Planning Regulations require you to consult Historic England on your pre-submission plan.

  • Colyton War Memorial

    Community-Led Plans

    Advice on preparing community-led plans such as Parish Plans and Village Design Statements.

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