Non Designated Heritage Assets

Heritage Asset

This page sets out the Council’s approach to identifying the District’s heritage assets which are not designated. Also provided is the list of non-designated heritage assets (buildings and structures) identified by the Council, set out in a database which is continually monitored and updated by the Conservation Team.  

The Council’s own policies on heritage conservation, contained within Strategic Objective S09 and Policy DM8 of the Bassetlaw Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD, emphasise the importance of preserving and enhancing the district’s heritage assets, both designated and non-designated. Government guidance (contained in the National Planning Policy Framework) also makes it clear that the effect of a proposal on the significance of a non-designated heritage asset should be taken into account when determining applications (paragraph 135). The criteria document below sets out the process through which the District Planning Authority has identified non-designated heritage assets and will continue to do so in the future, via a set of criteria consistent with Government policy and associated guidance from Historic England.

Using the above criteria document, the Council has produced a database of buildings and structures throughout the District which are considered to comply with the criteria for identification. These are set out in the spreadsheet below and their locations can be found on our ‘Bassetlaw Heritage Mapping’ web page.

With regard to historic landscapes which are not on the national register, the Council has surveyed the District’s ‘Unregistered Parks & Gardens’ (in part using those sites already identified on Nottinghamshire County Council’s Historic Environment Record) and has put together statements of significance for each of the 56 sites identified, together with an overview of the identification and survey methods used. The results of this are available on our ‘Unregistered Parks & Gardens’ web page (contact the Conservation Team on 01909 533484 for further details on this project).

Article 4 Directions

The Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 as amended (hereafter referred to as “the Order”), allows for a range of alterations to be undertaken to land and buildings without the need for planning permission.  These works are known as ‘permitted development’ as they are deemed to have planning permission already granted by the Order.  An Article 4(1) Direction is the mechanism by which the Local Planning Authority can remove permitted development rights granted by the GPDO.  In those cases, planning permission is required for all works specified in the Direction.

For non-designated heritage assets, which are not protected by listing or Conservation Area designation, planning permission is not normally required for their demolition, as set out in Part 11, Classes B and C of the Order, subject to the owner notifying the Council beforehand using the ‘Prior Approval’ process. The Council can, however, remove this permitted development, by the use of an Article 4(1) Direction. The following Article 4(1) Directions have been made/confirmed on this basis: 

Former North Border Infants and Nursery School and Former Serlby Park Academy Primary School, Bircotes – Article 4(1) Direction