English Heritage publishes Heritage Counts 2005 – The State of England's Historic Environment. The focus of the 2005 publication focussed on rural areas. Results from the CLA's Listed Building survey are quoted in this report.
Copies of the report can be obtained from English Heritage and their Regional Offices by clicking here.
The Parliamentary Select Committee for Culture, Media and Sport has issued a call for evidence to a new inquiry entitled:
"Protecting, preserving and making accessible our nation's heritage"
The deadline for submission is 19 January, 2006 and CLA will be responding on behalf of CLA members to this inquiry. If any member has any comments to make please would you send them to Fenella Collins, Senior Planning & Housing Adviser, by 6 January, 2006 either by email Fenella.email@example.com or by post to 16 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PQ.
We have set out the remit of the inquiry below.
The Committee is particularly interested in receiving evidence on the following issues:
- What the Department for Culture, Media and Sport should identify as priorities in the forthcoming Heritage White Paper;
- The remit and effectiveness of DCMS, English Heritage and other relevant organisations in representing heritage interests inside and outside Government;
- The balance between heritage and development needs in planning policy;
- Access to heritage and the position of heritage as a cultural asset in the community;
- Funding, with particular reference to the adequacy of the budget for English Heritage and for museums and galleries, the impact of the London 2012 Olympics on Lottery funding for heritage projects, and forthcoming decisions on the sharing of funds from Lottery sources between good causes;
- What the roles and responsibilities should be for English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund, local authorities, museums and galleries, charitable and other non-Governmental organisations in maintaining the nation's heritage; and
- Whether there is an adequate supply of professionals with conservation skills; the priority placed by planning authorities on conservation; and means of making conservation expertise more accessible to planning officers, councillors and the general public.