This is a clear guide to heritage legislation in the UK. It is set out in plain, non-legal language and will guide the planner, developer, architect or conservationist through the legislation, explaining the policy and procedures which govern the protection of historic buildings as well as providing clear explanations of the issues involved, including listing, planning appeals and grants.
From the reviews of the first edition: 'There does not seem to me to be a wasted word in this book…A splendid result. For the hard pressed practitioner it is a good book to read to refresh one's mind about the fundamental philosophies. It is also good to be able to present it to clients who want a straightforward explanation of what it is all about.' - Journal of Planning and Environmental Law
'The book will be useful to planners and conservationists - but indispensible to developers and architects who can come to grief unless they understand the principles, philosophy and evolution of conservation legislation and the nitty-gritty of how it works.' - Commercial Property Column, Evening Standard
'This is one of the first reference books to set out in plain, non-legal terms the policy an procedures governing the preservation of historic buildings.' - The Architects' Journal
'A very useful little book which I am sure will be an invaluable reference for most surveyors, architects, planners and conservationists. Written in a reader friendly manner using plain and often non-legal terms to describe the policy and procedures which govern the preservation of our historic buildings.' - Architectural Science Review
…very clearly written and admirably concise' - Urban Studies
Preface. Why conserve? The rise of the heritage. Heritage comes of age. The main players. Listed buildings. Listed building control. Conservation areas. Ancient monuments. Enhancing the heritage. The future of the heritage. Appendices. Index.