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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

01/04/2021
  This CLA Briefing Note describes in a few pages the key current heritage issues and problems in England, progress made to date, and changes and...
17/03/2021
This briefing note covers issues with heritage protection in Wales, the largely-complete Historic Environment Review, and the implications of the...
18/02/2021
Local authorities can create 'local heritage lists' of heritage assets which are not significant enough to qualify for national listing/scheduling...
04/02/2021
This Guidance Note is the only guidance on this subject written from the viewpoint of those who own and/or manage heritage.  It is an introduction to...
20/01/2021
Many or most CLA members have archaeological features on their land.  This Guidance Note explains the way in which they are protected by scheduling...

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.