Heritage Statements

Heritage Statements

A Heritage Statement outlines the significance of a listed building, or a building in a conservation area.

Designed to help the planning committee to make an informed decision, it generally covers the following three areas:

  • Assessment of the heritage significance
  • Assessment of the likely impact of the proposed development on the heritage site
  • Mitigation strategy – a statement to address any impact on the proposed significance of the building

You’ll need to complete a Heritage Statement when submitting a planning application for a listed building, or when seeking listed building consent.

If you are seeking funding from a specialist organisation such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, you will also need to submit a Heritage Statement as part of the application process.

Our team of experts regulary prepare Heritage Statements for both corporate and private clients. As part of the process we work with specialist documentary historians to gather contextual information, before carrying out a full assessment of the building.

Once all information has been gathered and interpreted, we’ll use our experience to prepare the statement so you have the best possible chance of obtaining the permission or funding you need.