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  • PDFMoats, Ponds and Ornamental Lakes in the Historic Environment (2729 Kb)
    Man-made water bodies – such as moats, ornamental lakes and ponds – are often seen as attractive subjects for restoration and nature conservation projects. The removal of vegetation and sediment to reveal open water is seen as an obvious and relatively easy way to improve their aesthetic appeal and nature conservation value.

  • PDFSeeing the History in the View: A Method for Assessing Heritage Significance Within Views (3580 Kb)
    Seeing the History in the View was published by English Heritage in PDF form on 31st May. This new guidance is designed to assess the heritage significance of views, in a systematic and consistent way however these views have come into being. The guidance sets out English Heritage's own approach to views assessment and is recommended to planning authorities and other interested parties. Any comments can be sent to .

  • PDFEnergy Efficiency and Historic Buildings: Application of Part L of the Building Regulations to historic and traditionally constructed buildings (4904 Kb)
    This guidance provides technical advice to help prevent conflicts between the energy efficiency requirements in Part L of the Building Regulations and the conservation of historic and traditionally constructed buildings. This new guidance has been produced to coincide with the revisions to Part L of the Buildings Regulations that came into effect on 1 October 2010.