Setting up a Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreement

Historic England Advice Note 5

The purpose of this Historic England Good Practice Advice note is to provide information 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).

While it supports the implementation of national policy it does not constitute a statement of Government policy itself, nor does it seek to prescribe a single methodology or particular data sources. Alternative approaches may be equally acceptable, provided they are demonstrably compliant with legislation, national policies and objectives.

We are currently reviewing our advice in light of the changes to the National Planning Policy Framework, and will amend it, where necessary, in due course.


  1. What is a Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreement (LBHPA)?
  2. What can it cover?
  3. What will it look like?
  4. Identifying the parties
  5. Establishing the terms
  6. Form of the LBHPA
  7. Duration of the LBHPA
  8. Other preparatory work
  9. Consultation and publicity
  10. Sign-off and adoption of the LBHPA
  11. Review and modification
  12. Lapse or termination
  13. A breach of the LBHPA
  14. Other considerations
  15. Further sources of information
  16. Model Headings

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 14
  • Product Code: HEAG008


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