Tall Buildings

Historic England Advice Note 4

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This Historic England Advice Note updates previous guidance by English Heritage and CABE, produced in 2007. It seeks to guide people involved in planning for and designing tall buildings so that they may be delivered in a sustainable and successful way through the development plan and development management process. The advice is for all relevant developers, designers, local authorities and other interested parties.

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. Why Do We Give Advice on Tall Buildings

2. National Planning Policy

3. Tall Buildings and Local Plans

4. Making a Planning Application

5. Assessing Proposals

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: HEAG037


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