Monday , April , 23 2018

A Local List of Heritage Assets for Carlisle District

Carlisle District has over 1,500 listed buildings, however, there are many other heritage assets of architectural, historic or archaeological interest throughout the District that do not meet the strict criteria for national designation.  Nonetheless make a significant contribution to the historic environment and sense of place.

Carlisle City Council recognises the valuable contribution that these assets make to the historic environment.  We are working with local communities, together we aim to: develop a set of selection criteria to help identify these locally important heritage assets; and compile and maintain a Local List, which will in time be available on this webpage. 

A Local List will help to highlight those places which local communities feel to be worthy of preserving when it comes to drawing up Neighbourhood Plans or when planning applications for specific sites are being considered.

A pilot Phase is underway

Officers are working with community groups and volunteers in Denton Holme and Warwick Bridge to compile a Local List for these areas.  The pilot phase will allow the procedures to be adapted where necessary. 


What is a heritage asset?


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)’. - National Planning Policy Framework (2012)


‘Heritage interest’ refers to aspect of the historic environment that are worthy of protection for current and future generations to enjoy, due to their architectural, historic or archaeological interest.

A Local List must be taken into account in determining a planning application but do not carry as much weight as a designated heritage asset. Nevertheless, they are important considerations in terms of the contribution they make to local distinctiveness and their potential importance to the local community.


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