Council asks public to choose North Somerset heritage sites to be conserved

12:53pm - 02 March 2021

The council and Historic England are asking the public to have their say on local heritage assets and areas that are significant to people and the history of North Somerset. 

The council is launching a six-week consultation period on the draft selection criteria of a Local List of key historic sites that should be conserved:

As part of Weston’s Heritage Action Zone work, Historic England are supporting the development of a Local Listing programme, which will include an agreed directory of heritage assets that the general public feel should be conserved. 

An agreed Local List will result in any planning applications for development put forward on areas on the list to receive additional scrutiny around the heritage and significance of the site and area. 

John Crockford-Hawley, Heritage and Regeneration Champion, from North Somerset Council, said: “This consultation will cover the whole of North Somerset and is a vital historically focused project as we further recognise our important heritage and take steps with our local communities to protect it”.

The consultation period will run until Friday 9 April and includes buildings, structures, parks, gardens and archaeological sites.