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Dec 12 2017

Heritage Statement

The Heritage Statement statement outlines an ambition to strengthen the sector, through regeneration and placemaking, skills and environment.

Measures in the statement include:

  • Launching a new Heritage Council to emphasise the value of the historic environment, build consensus and ensure greater coordination.
  • A new commemorative scheme to mark and celebrate the events, people and places that have shaped local communities.
  • Options to strengthen interim protection measures and reduce the risk of damage or destruction to sites while they are being considered for listing.
  • Working to support the digitisation of historic environment records and heritage archives to help councils make informed planning decisions and increase public appreciation for their local heritage.

It also includes a unique agreement between Hadrian’s Wall and the Great Wall of China