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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.

Cecil Rhodes Plaque

The Removal of the Statue of Edward Colston, Bristol

Historic England press statement on the removal of the Edward Colston Statue in Bristol

Contested Heritage

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

Joint Heritage Sector Statement on Climate Change

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

Proposed Turing Sculpture at King's College, Cambridge

Old Oswestry Hillfort: Position Statement

Historic England response to Government's Planning for the Future report

On 12th March Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced plans for the future of the UK’s planning system in the Planning for the Future report. 

Historic England response to HS2 announcement

Historic England response to the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission’s report Living with Beauty

Cumberland Basin, Bristol

The Tulip Tower Permission rejected

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

Holocaust Memorial, Victoria Tower Gardens

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

Whitechapel Bell Foundry

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.

Damaging Planning Application for Norwich Goes to Public Enquiry

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

APPG Report on Industrial Heritage

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

Heritage Training Places Scheme