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Planning and the Heritage: Policy and Procedures

Handbook / Manual

By: M Ross

208 pages, Illus

Chapman & Hall (E & FN Spon)

Hardback | Oct 1995 | Edition: 2 | #64684 | ISBN: 0419210407
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This is a clear guide to heritage legislation in the UK. It is set out in plain, non-legal language and will guide the planner, developer, architect or conservationist through the legislation, explaining the policy and procedures which govern the protection of historic buildings as well as providing clear explanations of the issues involved, including listing, planning appeals and grants.


Preface. Why conserve? The rise of the heritage. The beginnings. The first legislation. Recording the heritage. Between the wars. The Second World War. The 1974 Act: the first survey of historic buildings. Conservation in the 'age of the bulldozer'. Heritage comes of age. Legal developments 1968-74. Legal developments 1968-74. Environment and conservation. European Architectural Heritage Year. Conservation after EAHY. The national resurvey of historic buildings. The foundations of English heritage. Developments since 1986. The main players. The Department of the Environment. The Department of National Heritage. English heritage. Arrangements in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Royal Commissions on Historical Monuments. Local athorities. The voluntary bodies. Listed buildings. What can be listed? The criteria for listing. Grading. How buildings are listed. Building preservation notices. The Secretary of State's decision. Action after the list is signed. Appeals against listing. Certificates of immunity from listing. Delisting. Conclusion. Listed building control. Introduction. Planning and listed building control. Procedure for obtaining listed building consent. Criteria for granting consent. Problems with consent. Conditions. Appeals. Demolition: the statistics. Prosecution and enforcements. Purchase notices and compensation. Applications by local authorities. The position of the churches. The Crown and the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission. Conclusion. Conservation areas. Definition. Designation. General principles following designation. Article 4 directions and conservation areas. Control of demolition in conservation areas. Advertisement of application in conservation areas. Trees in conservation areas. Advertisements in conservation areas. Public participation: conservation area advisory committees. Conclusion. Ancient monuments. Definitions. How monuments are chosen. The mechanics of scheduling. Acquisition and guardianship. Repairs. descheduling. Scheduled monument consent. Areas of archaeological importance. Metal detectors. Crown lannd. Listing and scheduling. Enhancing the heritage. Repairs notices. Grants and loans. Tax incentives. New uses for old buildings. The future of the heritage. Appendix A: The criteria for listing. Appendix B: List of addresses. Appendix C: Bibliography. Index.

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