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From time to time Historic England is involved in issues that become the subject of public discussion. This section provides our responses and explanations of sometimes complex situations.

The Tulip Tower Permission rejected

Historic England welcomes the news that The Tulip has been refused permission by the Mayor of London.

Conservation Management Plans

Conservation management plans are valuable conservation tools and the research helps develop our understanding of the historic environment.

Tulip Tower, City of London

Historic England's reponse to the Tulip tower gaining planning consent.

Holocaust Memorial, Victoria Tower Gardens

Historic England response to proposals for a holocaust memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens.

Exterior view of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Whitechapel Bell Foundry

We support the plans that the new owners of Whitechapel Bell Foundry have submitted.

Huskisson, Sandon and Bramley-Moore Docks, Sandhills, 1927

Everton FC New Stadium

Everton Football Club are proposing to relocate to a newly built stadium, in a new location. Bramley-Moore dock is a candidate.

Norwich Skyline

Historic England Strongly Objects to Revised Anglia Square Plans

Historic England has objected to proposals for a 20 storey tower in Norwich city centre as part of a planned redevelopment of Anglia Square

1-2 Broadgate

Historic England has assessed 1-2 Broadgate for a Certificate of Immunity against listing after a new application for a Certificate of Immunity (COI).

Bosworth Battlefield

It is for the local council, as decision maker in this case, to weigh the level of harm that these proposals represent against the public benefits.

Image of Walton Court, the former headquarters of the Birds Eye organisation

Former Birds Eye headquarters

The India Club, London

We advised that 143-145 Strand, home of the India Club, should not be listed

Historic England Position on Contested Heritage in Listed Building Decisions

We believe that removing difficult and contentious parts of the historic environment would risk harming our understanding of our collective past.

View of Peckett Well Mill

APPG Report on Industrial Heritage

Historic England warmly welcomes the new report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Industrial Heritage

The Rhodes Building, Oriel College, Oxford

Contested Heritage

Historic England's position on responses to and decision making on contested heritage.

A young woman with a headscarf seated on the steps of Leeds Town Hall

Heritage Training Places Scheme

Locarno dancehall (now City Library), Smithford Way, Coventry. Exterior detail of coloured mosaic tiles. © Historic England

Coventry Listings

Broadgate House, left, and Hotel Leofric, right, placed symmetrically on the entrance to the Upper Precinct DP164613

Coventry City Centre

Independent Review of Museums

Historic England's response to The Mendoza Review: an independent review of museums in England.

Visitors walking in Stonehenge Landscape with lorry in the background

Stonehenge A303 Road Improvement Scheme

Follow the progress of the A303 road improvement scheme and measures taken to protect the Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Sculpture of a man partially submerged at high tide, viewed from the beach looking out to sea with wind turbines lined along the horizon.

Climate Change

A statement of Historic England’s position on Climate Change.