LPP2: Site Allocations and Development Management Policies

Heritage Assets

4.33  Waverley has a rich historic environment which contributes greatly to the character, diversity and distinctiveness of the Borough.

4.34  National policy and guidance place significant emphasis on the need to conserve heritage assets in a manner appropriate to their significance, so they can be enjoyed and continue to contribute towards the quality of life of existing and future generations.

4.35  The safeguarding and enhancement of the historic heritage and diverse landscapes and townscapes in Waverley is one of the key objectives of Local Plan Part 1. The strategic approach to heritage assets is, therefore, set out in Policy HA1 of Local Plan Part 1. The policies in this section are the specific development management policies against which planning applications are to be determined, in line with The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 and the NPPF.

4.36  Heritage assets may be classified as either 'designated' or 'non- designated' and both can be important to consider through the planning process. Designated heritage assets are Listed Buildings, scheduled monuments, protected wreck sites, World Heritage Sites, Conservation Areas, and registered parks, gardens and battlefields statutorily designated under the relevant legislation. Non-designated heritage assets are any other buildings, monuments, sites, places, or areas of landscape which have historic significance. Some non-designated heritage assets will be of equivalent value as designated assets, for example newly discovered archaeological sites.