Heritage Impact Assessment

A Heritage Impact Assessment is designed to provide the local planning authority with enough information to adequately understand the impact of proposals on the significance of any heritage assets affected.

It should be noted that the submission of inadequate information can lead to your application for planning permission, listed building consent or conservation area consent being made invalid.

A Heritage Impact Assessment is needed for any application that directly affects a heritage asset or its setting. A Heritage Impact Assessment will always be required for the following designated heritage assets:

  • Listed building consent applications.
  • Planning permission applications for sites within the setting of a listed building.
  • Planning permission applications for sites/buildings in or within the setting of a conservation areas.
  •  Planning permission applications for sites within the setting of a scheduled ancient monument.
  •  Planning permission applications for sites in or within the setting of registered parks and gardens.
  • Conservation area consent applications.

Heritage Impact Assessments should also be submitted for planning permission applications that directly affect a non-designated heritage asset or its setting – including archaeological sites that have a heritage value.

It should be noted that a Heritage Impact Assessment may form part of the Design and Access Statement but the Design and Access Statement is not a substitute for the heritage asset statement or impact assessment.