Welcome to Cambridgeshire’s Local Heritage Lists Portal!
Here you will find lots of information about the Local Heritage Lists for Cambridgeshire. How you can get involved in the project and nominate candidate buildings and archaeological sites.
PLEASE NOTE- You will need to register as a user of the site to be able to see the candidates being put forward. We have recently had a bulk transfer of data to the lists for the East Cambridgeshire and South Cambridgeshire Districts. We are currently working through this to add further information and photographs and iron out any errors in the status levels of some of the assets.
What are the Local Heritage Lists for Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire County Council and each of the five District Councils: Cambridge City Council, East Cambridgeshire District Council, Fenland District Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council are collaborating to pilot the process of developing their own local lists of heritage assets that are important to the people living in their communities. This has been funded by the The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (now the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities) as one of 22 pilot projects to improve the provision and standard of Local Lists across England.
Cambridgeshire has many locally important heritage assets, which are valued by local people and contribute positively to the county’s character and identity. These heritage assets, which may be buildings, structures, archaeological sites, parks, gardens or public works of art, sometimes have little or no protection, and over time these special places can be lost.
This project has been hugely valuable to all involved, providing the opportunity to travel within localities and districts and seeing things with new eyes allows a greater appreciation of our surroundings.
What is a Local Heritage List?
In addition to the National designations, (including Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments, Registered Parks and Gardens and Registered Battlefields) local heritage can also be identified through the production of Local Heritage Lists of non-designated heritage assets. Local Heritage Lists aim to identify buildings and heritage assets which, whilst not meeting the national criteria, are important at a local level.
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). A non-designated heritage asset may still be considered against planning policy without being included upon a Local List of Heritage Assets, but being part of the Local List makes this type of heritage asset easier to identify. NDHA's are also identified in Conservation Area Appraisals and Neighbourhood plans.
The Cambridgeshire Historic Environment Record will manage the Lists on behalf of the Cambridge City Council, East Cambridgeshire District Council, Fenland District Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council.