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Heritage Statements

A Heritage Statement is a standard report in many planning applications involving heritage assets, such as Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas. Due consideration of the heritage assets can be the difference in making a planning application successful. 

The National Planning Policy Framework, which is a key piece of national policy in England and a material planning consideration in decisions, places high importance on conserving and enhancing the historic environment. 

A Heritage Statement can be complex reports, depending on the size of the development or scale of works to a listed building. Ensuring the statement is proportionate to the development's impact on the heritage asset is crucial in enabling the Local Planning Authority in making an informed decision.


Viable Placemaking have extensive experience of ​assisting applicants and professional developers with planning applications which impact heritage assets and now offer bespoke Heritage Statements to accompany our planning applications. 

If you’d like assistance with a Heritage Statement or to consider how heritage matters may impact your planning application, please feel free get in touch with a member of our team.

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