Understanding Place: Character and context in local planning
This document offers ideas for local authorities, councils and communities on the practical uses of historic characterisation within local and neighbourhood planning.
Twenty-two case studies have been chosen to show how the results of historic characterisation have been used singly and in combination, and in a wide variety of ways, to inform plan-making and development management. They will also be of interest to planners in the private sector, to developers and their agents, and to neighbourhood planning groups.
Revised June 2012.
- What is historic characterisation?
- Why use historic characterisation?
- Who can use historic characterisation?
- The evolving planning system
- Using the products of historic characterisation
- Case Studies
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Series: Guidance
- Publication Status: Completed
- Product Code: 51689
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