Historic Environment Law: Planning, listed buildings, monuments, conservation areas and objects


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By Richard Harwood QC

October 2012 | ISBN 9781903987278 

(June 2014 Supplement also available* |ISBN 9781903987353)

This book covers the planning system and deals with the historic environment and the designation and control applied to listed buildings, conservation areas, scheduled monuments, archaeological areas, gardens, battlefields and World Heritage Sites.  It addresses the removal of art and antiquities from site and buildings, including treasure and the consequences of unlawful removal. Discrete regimes are discussed, including the Church of England, military remains and wrecks.

The book explains the development consent system for major infrastructure projects, along with the changes introduced by the Localism Act 2011.  The National Planning Policy Framework and recent case law, not least the enlargement of planning control over demolition, are analysed.  The book deals clearly with the increasing differences between English and Welsh legislation and policy and contains a wealth of statutory material, including the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979, Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Regulations 1990, The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Wales) Regulations 2012, the Listed Buildings Act 1990, the Treasure Act 1996 and others.

*NB: The book has now been updated with a 2014 Supplement which is available at £20; the price for both books if ordered as a bundle is £68. Orders may be placed via email – publications@nullial.uk.com, or by telephone to 01982 560 666.

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