Welcome to Buckinghamshire’s Local Heritage List Portal. Here you will find lots of information about our Local Heritage List, including guidance on how you can get involved in our project and nominate candidate sites.
Buckinghamshire has a large number of locally important heritage assets, which contribute positively to the local character and identity of Buckinghamshire, and which are valued by local people. These heritage assets, which may be buildings, archaeological remains, parks, gardens or public works of art, sometimes have little or no protection, and over time our special places can be lost. By adding these heritage assets to a Local Heritage List we can ensure their local importance is recognised and taken into account in the planning process. Once on the list, these assets become known as Non-Designated Heritage Assets (NDHAs). They differ from those sites that have statutory protection and national designations, such as Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments and Registered Parks and Gardens.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has made funds available to twenty-two Local Authorities, including Buckinghamshire, as part of a national initiative to improve the provision and standard of locally held Lists of Non-Designated Heritage Assets (NDHA).
How to get involved
We are keen to capture those heritage assets that are important to the people of Buckinghamshire and we are therefore asking for members of the public to nominate candidate sites for the Local Heritage List.
We are also encouraging anyone with a particular interest in heritage to volunteer to help us assess the candidates and improve our records for each site. Follow the tabs above for more information and details of how to make nominations or volunteer.