Planning and the Heritage
Author: Michael Ross
Table of Contents
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.
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.