VALP Proposed Submission
Representation ID: 2096
Respondent: Historic England
Legally compliant? Not specified
Duty to co-operate? Not specified
we would prefer "conserve or enhance" as terminology more consistent with the National Planning Policy Framework and as recognising that sensitive change can take place whilst maintaining or even enhancing the historic environment . We would also prefer the principle to read ".......the significance of heritage assets and their setting".
In addition, the reference to mitigation implies some harm to heritage assets, both in the first instance and residually, which would be contrary to the principle of preserving (or conserving) and enhancing such assets. We therefore suggest omitting "including through mitigation as required".
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