The Historic Environment in Local Plans

BookThe Historic Environment in Local Plans

The Historic Environment in Local Plans

Historic Environment Good Practice Advice in Planning: 1

Historic England Guidance


April 30th, 2015





The purpose of this Good Practice Advice note is to provide information on good practice to assist local authorities, planning and other consultants, owners, applicants and other interested parties in implementing historic environment policy in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the related guidance given in the National Planning Practice Guide (PPG).

This document sets out information to help local planning authorities make well informed and effective local plans.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
NPPF requirements
Gathering evidence
Sources of evidence
Application of evidence
A positive strategy for conservation and enjoyment of the historic environment
Strategic policies for the conservation of the historic environment
Identifying inappropriate development
Development Management Policies for the historic environment
Site Allocations
Planning across boundaries
Cumulative impact
Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects
Marine Planning
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
Section 106 agreements
Infrastructure Delivery Plans
Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)
Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA)/ Sustainability Appraisals (SA)
Neighbourhood Plans