Residents encouraged to have their say on new Uttlesford Local Heritage List

Uttlesford residents will soon have the opportunity to tell the District Council what they think about the latest proposed additions to the Uttlesford Local Heritage List.

The council published a first edition of the heritage list in 2018 and has now identified a number of additional historic properties and sites to include in a second edition.

The draft second edition Local Heritage List document - which is published on Monday 4 January - contains a list of structures and other assets which are considered to be locally significant to the character of the area. It includes a wide range of assets such as buildings, historic signposts, memorials and even wartime pillboxes. These are different to those which are identified by Historic England and included on the National Heritage List.

Assets were identified from feedback given by neighbourhood plan and other groups, as well as those nominated by the public. Each had to meet the selection criteria to make the list.

The public is now invited to tell the council what they think. A consultation on the draft Local Heritage List document will start on 4 January and continue until 15 February 2021. Details can be viewed at www.uttlesford.gov.uk/heritagelist.

Anyone can respond to the consultation by writing to Local Heritage List consultation, Uttlesford District Council, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4ER. Or by email to consultation@uttlesford.gov.uk

Following the consultation period, amendments will be made in response to the comments received. The council will approve the final version of the Local Heritage List which will then be used in the process of determining planning applications.  The document does not impact permitted development rights in itself but can be viewed as a material planning consideration in applications affecting a property or structure that is listed. This will help to ensure the historic or architectural significance of these assets is preserved and where possible enhanced as part of future development proposals.

The list is a 'rolling' document and will be updated periodically as new assets are nominated, assessed and found to meet the set criteria.

5 January 2021

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