Aims of the project

The scope and aims of the Local Heritage List project are as follows:

  • Unified – to create a single unified Local List for the new Unitary Council.
  • Responsive – to respond to and asses the local heritage assets and places valued and nominated by the people of Buckinghamshire.
  • Geographical – we initially identified very few assets within the East Area (formerly Chiltern district) of the County therefore put particular efforts will be made to address this imbalance. Having achieved a more even spread across the county, we now follow a county-wide approach.
  • Thematic – Last year the project team decided to draw attention to the importance of Rothschild buildings and other estate buildings to local identity and character across the county. This year we have added a focus on buildings, public art and other cultural assets that represent or are important to our minority culture and faith communities in Buckinghamshire.

Who decides what goes on the final list?
Not all nominated assets will make it onto the final list. Each nominated asset will be assessed against agreed criteria by the Council’s team of specialists and trained volunteers before final recommendations are put to the Council's Cabinet for consideration and adoption.