Inclusion of Heritage in Asset Management Plans

Stage 2 - Case Study Report

By NPS Group

NPS were commissioned to investigate the inclusion of heritage in local authority asset management plans (AMPs). Ideally these plans should give information on the designation, status, condition and management of historic buildings and places alongside other types of properties in the given local authority's portfolio. Two case study authorities were chosen from a wider initial group for more detailed work in developing Asset Management Plans and Heritage Strategies. This report shows the findings from this more detailed work with Manchester and Lincoln councils.

The report has the following functions:

  • Recommends ways in which 'heritage' can be recognised and included in Asset Management Plans
  • Provides an outline template for an asset management plan (AMP) which can be used by local authorities as a framework for developing their AMPs and which includes heritage as integral to the AMP
  • Recommends ways in which heritage asset strategies can be developed - with a focus on likely scope, format and content of heritage asset strategies
  • Provides an outline template for an heritage asset strategy which can be used by local authorities as a framework for developing heritage asset strategies

NPS Group carried out the project, liaising with English Heritage - now Historic England - and with representatives from the two local authorities.


Executive Summary 1
1. Introduction
2. Study Methodology
3. Asset Management Plans (AMPs)
4. Heritage Asset Strategies

A: List of Participants
B: Integrating Heritage into Asset Management Plan
C: Heritage Asset Template    

Additional Information

  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 15


If you require an alternative accessible version of this document please contact: Lancaster House Norwich, NR7 0HR United Kingdom