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.
Conservation Principles consultation
Conservation Principles is being updated to set out Historic England’s approach to conservation in more accessible format aligned with the language of the National Planning Policy Framework and legislation.
In November 2017 we started consultation on our revised Conservation Principles, see the guidance consultations webpage for more details.
The consultation closes on 2 February 2018.
- Conservation principles
- Understanding heritage values
- Assessing heritage significance
- Managing change to significant places
- English Heritage conservation policies and guidance
- Series: Guidance
- Publication Status: Completed
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 making different types of change to your listed place of worship.
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