There are many buildings, structures or designed landscapes which do not meet the strict national requirements for designation (e.g. Listed Building), but still make an important contribution to the local distinctiveness, settlement formation and historic character of the district. Where these assets have retained a degree of heritage significance, this can be merited consideration through planning decisions. There are various terms used for these types of buildings, including Local Heritage Assets, Locally Listed Buildings, Positive Unlisted Building, but they all mean and recognise these assets may have played a role in local history, are associated with important people or events, are of a local architectural style and material or simply contribute to the local character and ‘sense of place’.
Non-designated heritage assets (NDHAs) can be identified in a number of ways, but most commonly they are recognised in the process of decision making for planning applications and for plan making. A local heritage asset can be identified in the following ways:
- Local character studies, such as conservation area appraisals
- Public nomination
- Historic environment record
- Pre-application discussions
- Planning application stage
- Plan making
If you wish to nominate a building for consideration as a Non-Designated Heritage Asset, please fill out this form and send to the Conservation Team.
A Local List is a formal list of buildings recognised in the district as having local architectural or historic interest. A consultation period occurred in 2016 on the process of preparing a Local List and this began in the Arnside & Silverdale AONB area. We have since decided not to proceed with the formal preparation and adoption of a Local List, but will still NDHAs through the process above.
Last updated: 20 August 2020