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Heritage Assets

Heritage Assets

For some applications you may need to submit a Heritage Statement.

You will need a Heritage Statement for applications for Listed Building Consent, applications involving demolition of unlisted buildings within Conservation Areas and applications where the proposals affect a Locally Listed Non-Designated Heritage Asset.

A Heritage Statement will also be required for applications affecting heritage assets such as historic parks and gardens, battlefields and Scheduled Ancient Monuments and non-scheduled archaeological sites and areas of significant archaeological potential, as well as works and buildings within the curtilage of a listed building.

You should also provide a statement for other applications within or adjacent to Conservation Areas.

Heritage Statements must include internal and external photographs and a construction method statement giving details of appropriate working methods and practices. Reference to the Historic Environment Record is expected as a minimum. The statement should include: an assessment of the heritage asset’s significance, discuss the  impact of the proposal on the heritage asset and its significance and include a statement of how harm has been avoided or minimised through design mitigation.

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.

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