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Historic Buildings

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department takes to preserve buildings and monuments of historic significance in those cases where the building is the last remaining example of (a) a particular style of architecture and (b) work by a particular architect. (111947)

Historic assets are preserved by statutory designation; ‘listing’ or ‘scheduling’. Any building or monument can be recommended for listing or scheduling by a member of the public or by English Heritage. Assets are considered for designation against a range of criteria including rarity and, in the case of buildings, architectural interest. These are set out in planning policy guidance.