Neighbourhood Plan Policy Writing

This page covers different aspects of neighbourhood plan policy writing and poses questions that you should consider. Click on the links below to download sheets with more information on the following areas of policy writing:

Explore the role of historic places and local history in preparing a neighbourhood plan

Neighbourhood Planning and the Historic Environment

Published 16 October 2018

Explore the role of historic places and local history in preparing a neighbourhood plan

What opportunities are there for heritage-led regeneration?

Land use planning takes into account economic, social and environmental dimensions. How could your plan be used to conserve and enhance the quality of the historic environment to encourage tourism, help to create successful places for businesses to locate and/or attract inward investment?

Conservation Area Management - HELM
Conservation Area Management - HELM © Historic England

What does heritage mean to your community?

The historic environment gives distinctiveness, meaning and quality to the places in which we live, providing a sense of continuity and a source of identity. Heritage provides people with a link to the past, a symbol of permanence and stability, a sense of belonging. It provides authenticity, distinctiveness and brings credibility to place ‘brands’. The UKs national branding campaign, the GREAT campaign, identifies heritage as one of 12 ‘unique selling points’ of the UK.

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