BPF backs heritage consultation

The British Property Federation (BPF) has welcomed an English Heritage consultation on future guidance for dealing with planning applications in historic environments. English Heritage is seeking views on three Historic Practice Good Practice Advice Notes published on 11 July. They relate to local plans, decision making and the setting of heritage assets. The notes are…

Westminster publishes heritage retrofit guides

Last month HB Digest reported that English Heritage was looking for heritage buildings in Soho as low carbon retrofit case studies. This area of London’s West End is packed with historic buildings, including Georgian terraces, which contribute to Westminster’s carbon footprint, one of the highest in the country. So if the footprint can be reduced…

EH launches Guide to Heritage Protection

English Heritage’s online compendium, aimed at owners, developers and local authorities, summarises all the law, policy and guidance that exist to protect England’s historic areas, sites, buildings and monuments. It includes information on everything from designation of conservation areas and complying with building regs, to grants for owners and forthcoming changes to planning law. It…