Historic Environment Good Practice Advice in Planning Note 3
The Setting of Heritage Assets
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 sets out guidance on managing change within the settings of heritage assets, including archaeological remains and historic buildings, sites, areas, and landscapes.
It replaces The Setting of Heritage Assets: English Heritage Guidance (2011).
- Relationship of setting to curtilage, character and context
- The extent of setting
- Views and setting
- Setting and the significance of heritage assets
- A staged approach to proportionate decision-taking
Step 1: identifying the heritage assets affected and their settings
Step 2: Assessing whether, how and to what degree these settings make a contribution to
the significance of the heritage asset(s)
Step 3: Assessing the effect of the proposed development on the significance of the asset(s)
Step 4: Maximising enhancement and minimising harm
Step 5: Making and documenting the decision and monitoring outcomes
- Series: Guidance
- Publication Status: Completed
- Pages: 18
- Product Code: HEAG038
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Find out about the services we offer to support people involved in managing change to the historic environment.
This page introduces Historic England's Good Practice Advice on tall buildings and settings and views.