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Historic Environment Good Practice Advice in Planning Note 2

Front cover for GPA 2 - Managing Significance in Decision Taking in the Historic Environment

Managing Significance in Decision-Taking in the Historic Environment

The purpose of this Good Practice Advice note is to provide information on good practice to assist local authorities, planning and other consultants, owners, applicants and other interested parties in implementing historic environment policy in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the related guidance given in the National Planning Practice Guide (PPG). 

This document contains useful information on assessing the significance of heritage assets, using appropriate expertise, historic environment records, recording and furthering understanding, neglect and unauthorised works, marketing and design and distinctiveness. 

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  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed

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