Heritage, Archaeology and Conservation
In East Lindsey we have a vast and fascinating heritage. This can be seen throughout our towns and villages and within the wider landscape. It is important that our heritage is preserved and enhanced so that future generations can continue to enjoy it.
Current planning guidance, The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), requires the Council to have the necessary expertise to identify and assess the significance of any heritage asset that may be affected by planning proposals, including development affecting their setting. To ensure local heritage is given due consideration during development we employ a number of specialist Officers, who provide advice relating to heritage assets:
Heritage Lincolnshire provide advice on Archaeology and its setting. This can include planning applications that involve digging or development in areas that have the potential to disturb or affect remains.
We also provide advice in house, supported by Heritage Lincolnshire, on development relating to Historic Buildings and Areas, or their setting, through our Planning Service. This includes both designated and non-designated heritage assets.
Planning policy also requires an applicant to describe a heritage assets' importance, the level of detail should be sufficient to understand the potential impact of the proposal on any heritage asset as part of the planning process. For this, the Historic Environment Record (HER), a database used to record known heritage assets and references, should be consulted.
Lincolnshire County Council are responsible for updating, maintaining and providing access to Lincolnshire's Historic Environment Record (HER).
The following pages should answer some of your questions regarding Heritage Assets but for more site-specific advice and guidance, you can contact us on:
Contact Planning on:
Address: Planning, East Lindsey District Council, The Hub, Mareham Road, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 6PH.
Tel: 01507 601111
Contact Heritage Lincolnshire, Archaeology on:
Address: Senior Historic Environment Officer, Heritage Lincolnshire, The Old School, Cameron Street, Heckington, NG34 9RW.
Tel: 01529 461499
Contact Lincolnshire County Council, Historic Environment Record on:
Address: Planning and Environment, Places Team (Archaeology), Lancaster House, 36 Orchard Street, Lincoln, LN1 1XX.
Tel: 01522 782070