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Jonathan Thompson

Jonathan Thompson MA MBA DIPM

Heritage Adviser

Jonathan Thompson MA MBA DipM has been advising CLA members on heritage since 2006. He is an Oxford University history and economics graduate.  He qualified as a chartered surveyor, worked in property management and development, ran the commercial operations and 200 historic buildings of the Landmark Trust, and was chief executive of the Architectural Heritage Fund.  He has been involved in the detailed development of heritage policy and legislation in both England and Wales since 2006, and sits on the Historic Environment Forum, Heritage 2020, and the Historic Environment Protection Reform Group. He advises on listed buildings, unlisted heritage buildings, conservation areas, scheduled monuments and archaeology, parks and gardens, getting consents, heritage at risk, and other heritage issues.

Relevant guidance notes

21/01/2020
This Guidance Note concerns what is and is not included in a listing, i.e. the principal building and potentially fixtures, attached structures, and...
16/01/2020
Listed building consent (LBC) is required for any work to a listed building which affects its 'special interest'.  Much (perhaps most) work to listed...
29/10/2019
Local authorities can create 'local heritage lists' of heritage assets which are not significant enough to qualify for national listing/scheduling...
22/07/2019
This guidance note covers the requirement for EPCs for buildings being let or sold.  It has been updated to July 2019.
27/06/2019
This is the only substantive guidance written from the point of view of owners of heritage and traditional buildings.  It covers ways of cutting...

Jonathan Thompson Ma Mba Dipm's Articles & Blog Posts

08/05/2019
Jonathan Thompson, CLA heritage adviser, looks at what to do if you are in the ‘wrong’ EPC band 
02/05/2019
Jonathan Thompson, CLA heritage adviser, explains problems with the current MEES Regulations and what needs to be changed.