A simpler system….Improvements to the designation process
We continue to make improvements to the designation process and there are two new exciting developments that are happening this year, the first is the launch of an on-line application form for designation. This is the first time that applications to list, schedule or register a heritage asset can be submitted to English Heritage in one form and on-line. It is envisaged that subsequently the form will also include full mapping functionality to allow applicants to clearly indicate the areas they wish to be assessed.
Help text on how to complete each stage of the form and hyperlinks to further sources of information are included. Hard copy versions will be available on request.
This new online form represents one of the first stages in the development of a unified designation system. Later this year, all designated assets will be available and searchable online through the English Heritage or Heritage Gateway websites. This will be a real achievement for HPR and will be the first time that designation records for all assets types are available on-line. Linking on-line applications with the online database will also speed up the assessment process.
Link to online application form: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/professional/designation/process/online-application-form/