Skip to main content
close x

Heritage Statements

Heritage Statements

A Heritage Statement will be required for the following applications:

  • All Listed Building Consent applications and works to structures within the curtilage of a Listed Building, or which affect the setting of a Listed Building
  • All applications affecting a building or structure in a Conservation Area, or a site adjacent to a Conservation Area;
  • All applications which affect a Locally Listed Building or Heritage Asset;
  • All applications affecting a Scheduled Ancient Monuments, non-scheduled archaeological sites and areas of significant archaeological potential;
  • All applications relating to Historic Parks or Gardens and battlefields.

If in doubt, then please ask for advice from the Building Conservation or Archaeology Teams.

What should a heritage statement contain?

Heritage Statements must include internal and external photographs of buildings and structures, and a construction method statement giving details of appropriate working methods and practices. A reference to the Historic Environment Record is expected as a minimum. The Statement should also include an assessment of the heritage asset’s significance, and explain what the impact of the proposal is on the heritage asset and its significance, and include a statement of how any harm to the asset has been avoided or minimised to protect and safeguard the asset.

Further information regarding Listed Buildings can be found on our website here: Listed buildings – New Forest National Park Authority.

Further information regarding Locally Listed Heritage Assets, including a list of these, can be found on our website here: Local List of Heritage Assets – New Forest National Park Authority.

National Park Member


'Read our guidance notes before applying to save yourself time in the long run.'

Newsletter Image





Six free walking routes when you sign up for New Forest Newsletter

Subscribe to New Forest National Park Authority

By entering your email below you are consenting to us sending you newsletters. To unsubscribe, email More info:

I think you mistyped your email
Your interests (tick at least one)

Please select one

By signing up to this form you are consenting to receive emails from us. Each email will contain a link to your personal reference settings where you can opt-out or change which emails you receive from us. Please read our Privacy Policy for more information about how we use data.

Subscribe to New Forest National Park Authority

Thanks, your subscription has been confirmed. You've been added to our list and your New Forest walking pack is on its way to you, including a link to download our free app.