Register of Heritage Assets: Local List published

Posted on: 19 March 2014

The Mid Devon Register of Heritage Assets: Local List has now been published and contains 163 assets which are considered to be locally important and worthy of recognition in relevant planning decisions.

Locally listed assets can include all sorts of historic features such as built structures, watercourses and street furniture. Examples of current assets on the list include:

  • post boxes – both freestanding, such as those in Tiverton, Cullompton and Goodiford, and those set in the walls of buildings, found in Sampford Peverell, Thelbridge and Uffculme
  • water pumps in the Ash Thomas and Morchard Bishop and cobbles in Willand and Halberton among other places.

Designated heritage assets such as listed buildings, conservation areas, scheduled ancient monuments and registered parks and gardens are already recognised as heritage assets at a national level and have not been repeated on the local list. Most buildings within the 50 conservation areas within Mid Devon were also not included in the Local List, as these buildings are already protected under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

The potential impact on the heritage asset will be a material consideration for a planning application being considered in the vicinity, but this does not affect people’s ‘permitted development rights’ to carry out certain alterations to their properties without consent from the local planning authority.

The Register of Heritage Assets: Local List is a working document and further nominations of heritage assets are invited. For more information and how to submit further nominations, please see www.middevon.gov.uk/heritageassets

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