Making the most of your heritage assets

Cllr Flick Rea, Chair of the LGA's CTS Board, and Baroness Andrews, Chair of English Heritage, launched a new joint publication, 'Making the most of your heritage assets'.

The case studies vividly show that heritage has the ability to help councils achieve a range of local priorities – from boosting economic growth through tourism, jobs and attracting businesses, to improving the attractiveness of places and engaging communities.

They also show that, in the context of severe budget pressures, councils are finding new ways of working which bring together specialist conservation, planning and archaeological advice in a coordinated, place-based approach to heritage and planning.

Making the most of your heritage assets

15 April 2015

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Historic Environment Local Management (HELM)

English Heritage's flagship programme to support councils in realising the social and economic potential of the historic environment.

Good practice guide for local heritage listing

This English Heritage publication shows how local heritage lists provide a unique opportunity for communities, in partnership with local authorities, to identify heritage assets that they wish to protect.

New ways of working for historic environment services

LGA and English Heritage report on innovations in historic environment services and the Historic Environment Local Authority Capacity (HELAC) project.

HELAC Case studies

Through the Historic Environment: Local Authority Capacity (HELAC) project, the LGA is working with five councils to improve and learn from each other. Case studies from these councils, plus an extra three, are now on the Historic Environment Local Management (HELM) website.

Heritage Champions

English Heritage's Heritage Champions scheme includes advice and guidance on being a Local Authority Heritage Champion.

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