Policy and Legislation

Streamlining listed building consent: Lessons from the use of management agreements

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Sep 06

A research report

This report is the outcome of a study of the use and effectiveness of listed building management guidelines, as defined in the English Heritage guidance note, Developing guidelines for the management of listed buildings, published in June 1995; and of their potential to contribute to streamlining the listed building consent regime by making it more efficient, in order to help reduce barriers to competitiveness.

It fulfills a commitment made in the government's statement on policy for the historic environment, The Historic Environment: A Force for our Future, published in December 2001, to research the current impact of management agreements and their future potential. In the wider context, it can be seen as a timely contribution to the review of the heritage protection legislation announced by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in November 2002 and other current initiatives that are looking at the existing legislative framework and guidance for protecting the historic environment.