Heritage Conservation Strategy

This strategy sets out a vision for the future direction of our approach to heritage conservation as implemented by the Heritage Conservation Service. The aspect of heritage primarily dealt with by the service is the historic environment which is defined in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) as “all aspects of the environment resulting from the interaction between people and places through time, including all surviving physical remains of past human activity, whether visible, buried or submerged, and landscaped and planted or managed flora”.

The strategy presents the context within which we operate, our strategic aims and objectives for the service and the means by which we propose these will be delivered. Public consultation on the strategy was undertaken in autumn 2021 and we adopted the amended strategy at the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee in March 2022. The strategy will be reviewed and updated annually.