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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.

Historic England response to HS2 announcement

Scaffolding and a conservator working on a historic building

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

Archive image of Clifton Suspension Bridge in 1928

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.

Exterior view of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Whitechapel Bell Foundry

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

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

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

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.