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Other 'heritage assets' within the Moorlands

Local Heritage Register

The council have a wealth of heritage assets consisting of listed buildings, conservation areas, historic parks and gardens and scheduled ancient monuments. These are all referred to as designated heritage assets and benefit from special consideration and statutory protection through the planning system.

There are many other heritage assets such as buildings, monuments, places or sites which are not of national importance but are valuable to the local environment. These deserve recognition and consideration when making planning decisions. Because of this, we intend to draw up a list of buildings, structures, parks, and gardens, cemeteries and archaeological sites that are considered to be of significant local interest.

There are currently 2 heritage assets on the Local Heritage Register:

Pickwood Recreation Ground -  Delegated Decision Ref 2015/05 - Pickwood Recreation Ground [31KB]

Hollybush Pub, Brown Edge -  Delegated Report - Holly Bush Inn [828KB]

Historic parks and gardens

Since the 1980s, Historic England has maintained a national record of historic parks and gardens. This record, known as the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, contains nearly 1,450 sites of national importance.

There are currently two entries within Staffordshire Moorlands. These are:

  • Biddulph Grange
  • Alton Towers

The Adopted Staffordshire Moorlands Local Plan 1998 and emerging Local Development Scheme contains the council's policies for the protection of these sites, when considering development proposals.

Archaeology

Archaeological remains and sites provide important information about the past. You can search for archaeological information about the area on the  Heritage Gateway website.

The County Archaeologists provide advice on archaeological matters to the council.

Nationally important sites and monuments are given legal protection by being placed on a list, or 'schedule'. English Heritage is responsible for identifying sites in England that are placed on the schedule by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

Scheduled Monuments

Nationally important sites and monuments are given legal protection by being placed on a list, or 'schedule'. Historic England is responsible for identifying sites in England that are placed on this schedule. 

Scheduled Monument Consent is needed before any works can be carried out that would affect the monument. This process is dealt with through Historic England and not the council.