What buildings are important to you and should be included in a “local list” of heritage assets?
That is the question the Borough Council is asking people as it seeks to update its Local List of Ipswich buildings that are of historic and townscape interest.
The Local List includes buildings of all types that are considered to be of local significance, for instance because of their architectural or historic interest. Inclusion on the list ensures that their significance is described and taken into account when planning applications are dealt with. It does not include nationally listed buildings (such as the Willis Towers Watson building or Christchurch Mansion) or buildings within conservation areas (these already enjoy protection within the planning system).
The list is updated every three years and the next review is in 2019. So, now is the time for the public to have a say.
You can find the current list at here: https://www.ipswich.gov.uk/local-list-community-nominations and submit your ideas for consideration by the end of May next year.
To be eligible, a building must be of local significance and have heritage value or a link with a notable person or event. Current entries include industrial buildings, hospitals, houses, bridges, war memorials, telephone boxes, churches, schools and pubs, dating from the 18th Century to the 1970s.
To help you nominate your favourites you can check whether they are formally listed or not at https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/
To submit a nomination for a building to be considered for inclusion on the Local List, we ask that you provide some basic information regarding the nomination site using the survey.