Conservation Principles, Policies and Guidance
For the sustainable management of the historic environment
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.
On 1 April 2015 the part of English Heritage represented on this website changed its name to Historic England. You may notice that some of our content still refers to English Heritage. We are in the process of rebranding, but in the meantime please be assured that all our content and guidance is still current.
- Conservation principles
- Understanding heritage values
- Assessing heritage significance
- Managing change to significant places
- English Heritage conservation policies and guidance
- Series: Guidance
- Publication Status: Completed
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Also of interest...
This page provides an introduction to working on older buildings.
Here you can find information on the Conservation Principles that Historic England uses.
The role of Historic England in planning applications affecting the historic environment.
Information on what permissions are needed to make changes to your listed place of worship.