Making changes to heritage assets and conservation area designation

Following the publication of the NPPF and its Guidance in 2012-14, Historic England (previously English Heritage) is reviewing all its guidance.  That is welcome, and this CLA response finds the first of these two draft advice documents, Making changes to heritage assets, broadly satisfactory, though the details need some amendment.  The other, on Conservation area designation and management, is fundamentally deficient, over-encouraging conservation area designation without consideration of the costs, and discouraging change within conservation areas.

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