From this Friday the 1st September, all applications for Listed Building Consent in Wales will require a Heritage Impact Statement along with Heritage Impact Assessments. The Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 has brought in these requirements along with many other changes concerning Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments and historic parks and landscapes. Edwards Hart are already preparing Heritage Impact Statements for its current projects and are geared up to provide a much wider service across Wales. According to former Cadw Assistant Director, now Director of Edwards Hart, Professor John Edwards: “These are very sensible developments and for those of us who have been working to the 2013 version of BS 7913, we will not see much difference in the way we analyse significance and produce the various documentation as part of the listed building consent process”. Professor Edwards added: “In fact we always do some analysis of significance and undertake heritage impact assessments for all our project work and it’s good to see this now as a formal requirement”.

Please contact us for help with these new requirements.