Historic Buildings & Places

Historic Buildings & Places

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  • Environment

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National - Britain


Historic Buildings & Places works to sustain, defend and promote all aspects of the built historic environment, for the benefit of all. We are one of the National Amenity Societies and are unique in defending buildings and places of all ages and all types. We have a particular interest in everyday heritage, hidden treasures and community favourites. 


Under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, we are consulted by local planning authorities in England and Wales on all Listed Building Consent applications involving an element of demolition, as well as on cases relating to other types of designated and undesignated heritage. We also offer advice on proposed changes to Places of Worship under the Ecclesiastical Exemption and other consent regimes. As well as our casework and campaigning for historic buildings and places of all ages and all types, we also work to promote and share our knowledge to influence and enlighten. Our annual volume of the Journal of Historic Buildings & Places and members’ magazine, Heritage Now, provide detailed insights into the fields of architectural history and conservation. We also run an annual series of events, covering a wide range of topics.

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