Ipswich Borough Council maintains a ‘Local List’, a document which identifies undesignated heritage assets which have architectural, historic, aesthetic, associative or evidential value which contributes to the historic interest of the Borough, and are sites which do not benefit from formal designation under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, being neither statutorily listed, nor included within Conservation Areas.
The purpose of the Local List is to identify undesignated heritage assets which are of local importance. You can view our current Local List.
A ‘heritage asset’ could be a building, monument, structure, archaeological site, area or landscape which has a degree of heritage significance. If a heritage asset is included on the Local List, this does not mean that it becomes statutorily listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, but rather, that the building is of significance to the history of the local area, and its conservation becomes a material planning consideration when determining the outcome of planning applications.
In order to maintain the Local List, Ipswich Borough Council reviews the list every 3 years to ensure the assets already on the list are worthy inclusions, as well as consider additions to the list. The next review is due in 2019.
Ipswich Borough Council is looking to work in partnership with local communities for the 2019 review, and is seeking nominations from members of the public to highlight potential candidates for the Council to consider in the 2019 Local List review. As part of this review, we will also be looking to enhance the existing local list entries through the addition illustrative/photographic material for entries.
Heritage assets to be included on the Local List must be of local significance and have heritage value. This may arise from age, rarity, aesthetic interest, group value, architectural value, archaeological interest, archival interest, historical association, designated landscape interest, landmark status, or have social and communal value perceived as a source of local identity.
During the 2019 review process, Ipswich Borough Council will consider nominations for inclusion on the Local List. Following this assessment, a revised Local List will be issued for public consultation and adoption by the Council. A revised Local List will then be published, and again reviewed in 3 years.
To submit a nomination for an asset to be considered for inclusion on the Local List, we ask that you provide some basic information regarding the nomination site using the survey.
We recommend that you consult the existing Local List to confirm whether the proposed nomination site has already been included on the list; and also check the National Heritage List for England for confirmation as to whether the site presently benefits from statutory protection.