What can be locally listed?

Local Heritage Lists are not restricted to just buildings; through the project we can identify other important local structures such as bridges, memorials, monuments, archaeological sites and historic landscapes such as cemeteries and public parks or gardens. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) defines a Heritage Asset as: ‘a building, monument, site, place, area or landscape identified as having a degree of significance meriting consideration in planning decisions, because of its heritage interest. Heritage asset includes designated heritage assets and assets identified by the local planning authority (including local listing)’.

More information is provided under Criteria on what may be considered as a heritage asset for local listing.

Getting started: Things to consider

Do you know what buildings, structures, sites or landscapes you want to identify?

Consider walking around a town or your local area to take photographs.

Have you checked out what is already designated as a Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England (NHLH)? This will enable you to identify nationally listed buildings and structures so that you can cross them off as potential candidates for the Lancashire Local List immediately. We only want buildings which are non-designated.

What knowledge of the heritage asset do you already have? Use your existing local knowledge to assess the character of the area. Is it rural or urban, quiet or busy? etc. and what makes the asset special? Why do you feel it is of heritage value and therefore important? Having a brief overview of the historical development of the area may be useful and help you to understand the asset further.