District Council adopts new Criteria for Non-Designated Heritage Assets

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2022

The District Council has adopted a new Criteria for identifying Non-Designated Heritage Assets in Newark and Sherwood. As a result, the conservation team can now begin a three year project to assess potential heritage assets to create a ‘Local Heritage List’.

Following a public consultation, the District Council will now follow this new Criteria for identifying potential heritage assets across the District. The Criteria outlines that a heritage asset must have a historic, archaeological, architectural or artistic interest. This interest must also have a degree of significance either through its rarity, representativeness, aesthetic appeal, integrity or association with groups of individuals in the past.

Through a consistent and accountable way of identifying local heritage assets, property owners and developers will be able to determine what is or is not a heritage asset.

The conservation team will now begin a three year review to produce a robust Local Heritage List, celebrating the breadth of the historic environment in Newark and Sherwood. Over time, it is anticipated that the Local Heritage List will be updated and approved by Members with the reports underpinning identification available for the public to view. 

Councillor Keith Girling, Deputy Leader and Chairman of the Economic Development Committee at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “By adopting this new criteria for identifying non-designated heritage assets, the District Council can protect and ensure effective management of our heritage assets to best sustain their significance.

“Additionally, it now enables our conservation team to begin the important work of creating a Local Heritage List. This will help us to contribute to our knowledge and sense of place and promote pride within communities across the District.”