Historic England Industrial Heritage Consultation

Historic England are asking the public what they think the priorities should be for managing England’s industrial heritage. In order to do this they are consulting on their draft Industrial Heritage Strategy which can be found, together with details on how to respond, here: https://historicengland.org.uk/about/what-we-do/consultations/guidance-open-for-consultation/

The Strategy sets out the key priorities for England’s internationally important industrial heritage to be delivered by Historic England usually in partnership with others.

It has been divided into four themes (extractive industries; processing & manufacture; public utilities & telecommunications; transport), and nine issues (protection; planning & conservation; sustainable reuse; charitable trusts/social enterprises; industrial sites preserved as heritage attractions; industrial heritage at risk; knowledge & skills; research; engagement, participation & promotion). There are a series of priority activities listed under each heading. In some cases these have already been agreed and are being implemented, but for others this has yet to take place.

Responses to this draft Industrial Heritage Strategy are welcomed, particularly responses to the following:

(1) the identified priorities;

(2) any significant gaps or omissions in coverage; and

(3) for those responding on behalf of other bodies or organisations how they might be able to help Historic England in its delivery.

The consultation is open for a period of three months and will close at midnight on Monday 7 June 2021.

Responses should be sent to governmentadvice@HistoricEngland.org.uk.

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