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Historic Environment Division, DfC / Conservation Principles, for the sustainable management of the historic environment in Northern Ireland. (Technical guidance paper)

June 2020

There is a change in planning legislation (2016) from central government lead planning decisions to local government planning decisions. As part of the Local Development Plan process each local council is drawing up its own suit of operational planning policies. This includes a suit on the historic environment.

Introduction of a Conservation Principles document is to set out a best practice conservation framework to inform decision making affecting our historic environment.

HED will encourage central government, local authorities, heritage asset owners, developers, and their agents/advisers to refer to these Conservation Principles when considering changes which impact on a designated or non-designated heritage asset.

Dermot Madden. Historic Environment Division

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