Last edited 18 Nov 2016

Historic environment

See also: Conservation of the historic environment.


The national planning policy framework (NPPF) defines the historic environment as:

'All aspects of the environment resulting from the interaction between people and places through time, including all surviving physical remains of past human activity, whether visible, buried or submerged, and landscaped and planted or managed flora.'

The 'historic environment record' includes:

'Information services that seek to provide access to comprehensive and dynamic resources relating to the historic environment of a defined geographic area for public benefit and use.'

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