A heritage statement helps a building owner, and the local planning authority, understand what is historically and culturally significant about an old building. Historic buildings may have local, national or international importance, and a full understanding of this is required to inform any proposals. A heritage statement may consist of:
- Historical and archive research to establish the significance of a heritage asset.
- Assessment of significance and importance locally and nationally.
- Assessment of the impact of proposals on a heritage asset.
- Mitigation strategies to offset any harm to heritage assets.