Heritage Works toolkit reissued

An invaluable publication offering owners, developers and local authorities a toolkit of good practice for the use of historic buildings in regeneration.

English Heritage writes:
Heritage Works is an updated publication from the 2006 first edition that takes into account new national planning policy guidance and provides new case study evidence to show how heritage-based regeneration can work in practice. It is collectively written by these principal bodies combining their expertise and in-depth knowledge of heritage properties and the market. The practical step-by-step guide for developers, owners, local authorities and advisers provides invaluable advice and warns of common pitfalls and points to ways of overcoming them. It signposts more than 30 information sources and is intended as the ‘first-stop’ reference document or ‘toolkit’ for the regeneration of the historic environment and heritage buildings.

Simon Thurley, chief executive of English Heritage, said: ‘Heritage Works provides practical advice on what creates successful heritage-led regeneration. It shows that by applying some basic principles, developers are giving themselves and our important historic buildings a much better opportunity for success.’

The publication features a chart for navigating listed building consent and lists issues to consider when assessing heritage properties. It also considers the importance of breaking cycles of decline, as well as a range of issues such as concept development, economic benefits, characterisation, VAT, fund-raising, CIL, the public realm and conservation management plans.


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