Public asked to nominate local heritage sites to be protected

1:49pm - 03 September 2021

The public are being asked to nominate local heritage assets and areas that are significant to people and the history of North Somerset. 

As part of Weston’s Heritage Action Zone work, Historic England are supporting the development of a Local Listing programme, which includes a historic sites and buildings that should receive protection in North Somerset.

The public are being asked to nominate the ones they feel should be conserved. The handbook highlighting how you can nominate a heritage asset can be found on the council's website:

An agreed Local Heritage List will mean any planning applications for development put forward on assets on the list will receive additional scrutiny around the heritage and significance of the site and area.

Local listing is a partnership between the local planning authority and local communities, and the list will contain heritage assets that must be considered when determining planning applications.

John Crockford-Hawley, Heritage and Regeneration Champion, from North Somerset Council, said: “A Local List is a way for communities to celebrate the unique history that makes an area special. It is a collection of heritage assets that are not protected in law as Listed Buildings or Scheduled Monuments and it’s vital that people use their voice and help us identify buildings key sites that require protection.

Locally Listed assets can be a building, structure, or feature which, while not listed by the Secretary of State, is deemed by the Council to be an important part of the county’s heritage, due to its architectural, historic, or archaeological significance.