Local heritage list
The new local heritage list for Uttlesford covers buildings, structures and sites that are not already listed by Historic England but we think are worth preserving because of their quality, style or historical importance.
The local heritage list - what is it?
The Local Heritage List is a list of structures which are considered to be locally significant, and contribute to the unique character and distinctiveness of the area. They are different from those identified by Historic England and included on the National Heritage List, which are considered to be of national importance.
The list includes a wide variety of structures, from houses, school buildings and chapels to war memorials, telephone boxes and cast-iron finger posts.
In order to be included, each entry must meet a minimum of two of the selection criteria.
We have published a guide to the Uttlesford local heritage list which includes details all of the properties. You can also find out whether your property is on the list by using our online constraints mapping system. When you search the constraints map you will need to tick the box in the 'Layer List' menu for 'Local Heritage List'.
Some properties and structures were considered for the list but were not included. To find out why you can read the Outcome of nominations for the Local Heritage List.
What does it mean for my property?
If your property is included on the list, this does not restrict your permitted development rights, however, its inclusion will be considered as a material planning consideration. This means that when you apply for planning permission, the significance of the building will be taken into account as part of the decision making process, to ensure that future proposals continue to preserve what is special about the asset. If it is felt that what you are proposing will be damaging to the building, and the reasons for its inclusion on the Local Heritage List, it is likely that the proposals will be resisted.
If you are already subject to an Article 4 Direction these constraints won't be affected, and the removal of permitted development rights will still apply. When you search the constraints map you will need to tick the box in the 'Layer List' menu for 'Article 4'.
Can I nominate structures for the local heritage list?
Nominations are open for the second issue. Find out how you can nominate a building or structure.
Anyone can nominate a structure to be included in the local heritage list. Firstly you will need to check that your building has not already been designated as formally listed by Historic England. You do this by checking our online mapping or by searching the National Heritage List.
For inclusion in future editions of the list you can nominate a building by using either our online nomination form, or by downloading a and sending it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to the Conservation Team, Uttlesford District Council, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4ER.