In addition to Listed Buildings, Government policy advises us to have regard to non-designated heritage assets through the planning process. In 2013 Cherwell established a programme of Local Heritage Assets, working with local communities to nominate structures which have a specific local heritage value. This register will replace the former local list.
The intention of the register is to identify buildings and structures of heritage value, which while not worthy of formal listing by Historic England, still play an important role in the history and architectural heritage of a community. We have run workshops with parish councils and local amenity groups and over 40 new assets have been added to the list by the community. Structures and buildings identified on the register do not have the same statutory protection as listed buildings.
If you are interested in nominating an asset, please download the guidance notes and pro-forma. The Design and Conservation Team will review and update the register as part of the ongoing programme of conservation area appraisals.