DOWSETTMAYHEW’s expert heritage planning consultants have considerable experience in achieving planning consents for historical buildings, heritage sites, listed buildings and in conservation areas.

The planning system has a responsibility to protect the historic environment, which is done through the Listed Building and Conservation Area legislation. National guidance has strengthened the obligation on applicants to justify proposed changes to ‘heritage assets’.

DOWSETTMAYHEW’s town planners and conservation area planning experts work with landowners, developers and architects to create design solutions that enable development in these sensitive historical environments. We secure consents which turn redundant and under-used heritage liabilities into assets with secure and viable futures.

We offer:

  • Specialist planning expertise across all historic environments
  • Heritage planning advice
  • Significant experience working on complex planning projects for historic buildings
  • Expert witness services and heritage planning appeals work
  • Conservation and heritage impact assessments.