“We need to broaden our sympathies both in space and time – and perceive ourselves as part of a long heritage, and stewards for an immense future.” – Martin Rees
A Statement of Heritage Impact is the basis of impact assessment for heritage items or buildings in heritage conservation areas. They address:
- why the item is of heritage significance
- what impact the proposed works will have on that significance
- what measures are proposed to mitigate negative impacts
- where necessary, why more sympathetic solutions are not viable.