Energy Generation Impacts National Heritage Protection Plan Activity 2D3
Research carried out 2011-2015 into examining and mitigating the effects of changing energy generation methods on our heritage. This work formed part of the National Heritage Protection Plan.
Scope of this Activity
There are likely to be significant changes to energy generation and supply in the short to medium term. These changes will have an impact on historic industrial structures that are no longer required. The changes will also affect historic sites and buildings, where energy-generating structures are sited.
Examples include the effects of microgeneration equipment on buildings, windfarms in estates or biofuel crops on archaeological landscapes. In this Activity, we will assess the likely negative impacts (and any opportunities) coming from these changes and put forward appropriate responses.
Intended protection results
This work aimed to reduce the negative effects of large-scale wind, solar and tidal/wave energy developments on our heritage.
Projects in the Activity
Reduction of negative impacts of large tidal/wave energy development
- Wave and tidal energy scheme assessment. This project provided practical guidance on the potential effects of wave and tidal energy generation schemes on the historic environment. The guidance helps to inform appropriate management and mitigation responses.
Links to other NHPP activities
This activity had a strong thematic link to our work on Industrial Heritage, (NHPP Activity 4B2).
Also of interest...
Historic England's position on renewable energy.
Britain gave birth to the Industrial Revolution, with the result that we have a substantial heritage of fine industrial buildings that make flexible and adaptable spaces for new industrial and non-industrial uses.