The Waveney District is fortunate in having a wealth of buildings and areas of historic or architectural significance, including over 1600 listed buildings, 1400 locally listed buildings, sites and designed landscapes, 29 scheduled ancient monuments, 3 listed parks and gardens and 16 conservation areas.
Waveney District Council's Design and Conservation team is responsible for the care and protection of these heritage assets.
Our role is to:
Deal with enquiries on design and conservation matters
Give pre-application advice to owners or agents concerning proposals for changes affecting officially designated historic buildings and areas
Give design and conservation advice to the Council's planning officers on development proposals affecting officially designated historic buildings and areas
Give design advice on major development sites, whether or not in officially designated historic areas
Carry out conservation area appraisals and prepare and, where appropriate, implement management proposals
Assist the planning policy team in the preparation of conservation policies
Identify candidates for spot and local listing
Monitor the condition of historic buildings in the Waveney area and, where appropriate, add buildings to the Suffolk Buildings At Risk Register