In order to satisfy the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework, a development should include a statement that addresses any potential impacts on heritage sites and areas. A Heritage Statement provides the simplest form for such an assessment. It is often the recommended solution where minor alterations to a known heritage site, such as a Listed Building, are intended.
Heritage Statements can also be commissioned as a form of feasibility study at project inception. Whether to accompany a formal scoping request for a larger development, or as a stand-alone initial assessment of cultural heritage risk, a Heritage Statement will provide essential baseline data for the strategic planning of a project.