The Purpose of the Charter

English Heritage wants to improve the quality and delivery of its services to those who are involved in changing or influencing change to the historic environment. This charter explains our engagement, in partnership with others, in the modernised planning system. The Charter is currently being revised for publication later this year.

Aimed at owners of historic sites, local planning authorities and the development industry, the charter covers both the statutory advice we give and our response to requests for preliminary opinion and advice. It also covers advice on policy and management issues such as conservation plans.

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