Futures Forum: District Council postpones yet again its review into heritage assets
This will at last be looked at during this week's meeting of the strategic planning committee:
Agenda for Strategic Planning Committee Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10am
12 Heritage Strategy (pages 79-167)
This report introduces a consultation draft of the Heritage Strategy for East Devon.
Purpose of report:
To agree a draft Heritage Strategy for public consultation.
The strategy (2018 – 2031) brings together information on the heritage of East Devon and identifies the issues, challenges and opportunities for the future with a plan of recommended actions.
That Members: Agree the draft Heritage Strategy for public consultation in accordance with the adopted Statement of Community Involvement.
Reason for recommendation:
The NPPF (para.185) states that “Plans should set out a positive strategy for the conservation and enjoyment of the historic environment, including heritage assets most at risk through neglect, decay or other threats.” The Local Plan outlines its policies and broad strategies for the district’s heritage, whilst the Heritage Strategy sets out more detailed aims, objectives and a plan of recommended actions.
A public consultation on the draft strategy will ensure that we receive feedback on our proposals and that our approach is undertaken in an open and transparent way and that we have addressed the most relevant issues.
Officer: Jacqui Best
It is understood that District Councillors attended a workshop in the issue last month - and that the feedback was 'very positive'.
It is intended that, once there is full approval of the proposals, that they will to go out to consultation for 8 weeks starting as of next week.
The Heritage Strategy also recommends the production of a Local List Guide: it is expected that the draft guide will be put forward for consultation at the earliest opportunity, which will be the next Strategic Planning Committee in January.
Futures Forum: Locally Listed Heritage Assets: report for East Devon
Futures Forum: Local Heritage Assets: 'making better use of the available resources to identify, protect and maintain the historic buildings and places that matter to local communities.'