In March 2021 #HeritageChat provided an opportunity to talk about ‘Local Heritage & Local Listing’, an important topic considering:
- the recent funding awarded by Government to councils in 10 English county areas to develop or update local lists;
- the new funding streams announced in the Spring Budget 2021, including the Levelling Up Fund and the Community Ownership Fund;
- the recently updated HEAN 7: Local Heritage Listing: Identifying and Conserving Local Heritage.
The chat was led in collaboration with the Council for British Archaeology, with Neil Redfern (Executive Director) participating.
Participants lively debated topics such as: how to facilitate a meaningful participation of local communities; what criteria should be considered; what level of protection should be granted to locally listed assets; what role the LPAs should have, and what are the main issues they may face.
You can read the full summary of the chat here.