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Locally Important Heritage Assets

When reviewing Conservation Areas, NHDC has been developing and adopting Registers. There are currently Registers of Buildings of Local Interest for Baldock, Hitchin, Letchworth, Newnham, Knebworth (parish) and Royston. These are listed below.

As for Conservation Areas, the Council will consider a future programme for producing more Registers. With changes in Government policy, these Registers can cover a wider range of identifiable assets than just buildings.

NB. There are no additional controls over works to assets included on a Local Register but they can be a material consideration in relevant planning applications.

Registered Historic Parks and Gardens

The National Register is produced by English Heritage. Sites are graded in the same way as for listed buildings. There are no special controls over works in these sites. However, their conservation is a material consideration in the determination of any planning applications that affect their special character.

Scheduled Ancient Monuments

These are  national statutory designations. Any works to a building which is an ancient monument, or which will affect a below ground archaeological monument, will require Scheduled Monument Consent. Scheduling takes precedence over Listing so only Scheduled Monument Consent will be needed for works to a building both Scheduled and Listed.

Details of the designated monuments are available from English Heritage .

English Heritage deals with and determines Scheduled Monument Consent applications. These should be made to the regional office in Cambridge:

English Heritage, East of England Office,

Brooklands, 24 Brooklands Avenue,

Cambridge CB2 8BU

Tel. 01223 582700, email: