Last edited 17 Nov 2019

Historic buildings definition


Approved document E: Resistance to the passage of sound, defines ‘historic buildings’ as:

An historic building is generally considered to be a building or structure that has some kind of 'historic value', i.e. people in the present are connected to it via past events in some way. This value warrants it being afforded consideration in planning decisions that have to be made concerning it.

A building may hold special historic interest because of its importance with respect to a particular historical event or period, or be associated with nationally important people. Alternatively, there might be special historic interest in the building itself, i.e. its construction methods, design, architectural significance, and so on.

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