Keep it London – Putting Heritage at the Heart of London’s Future

HE Keep it London Report Aug 2017A new Historic England (HE) report says heritage should be at the core of planning and recognised as vital for future growth.

Historic England writes:

The Mayor of London is currently reviewing the London Plan, a strategic, city-wide plan that will shape the capital and its historic environment over the next 20 years. To inform our recommendations for the London Plan, Historic England commissioned the independent strategic reports listed below. Findings from all three reports were presented to an expert panel representing planning, heritage and property development and used as a basis to debate the strategic issues for the management of the historic environment in London. Read our recommendations in Keep it London – Putting heritage at the heart of London’s future.

Independent reports were considered by the panel. The reports are technical but would interest everyone who wants to see the continued conservation and celebration of London’s heritage.

London Plan Review (Arup) analyses the application of the London Plan’s heritage policies to the management of the historic environment.

Characterisation of London’s historic environment (LUC) looks at how the historic environment is being assessed in London and how such data influences planning processes.

London’s local character and density (Allies and Morrison) explores the different character types that make London distinctive and the potential for a better policy framework to steer contextual growth.

Other studies are being considered to further reinforce our understanding of the issues for London’s heritage in this time of unprecedented change.

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