The local list, or more formally the ‘List of Heritage Assets in Peterborough’ is a register of over two hundred and fifty either buildings, features or sites that contribute to the Historic Environment with Peterborough.
It does not include statutory Listed Buildings or Scheduled Monuments, instead it includes heritage assets which are considered important to Peterborough and its surrounding villages.
There are a wide range of buildings and features on the List ranging from the Village Water Pump in Glinton to the Broadway Theatre, from the Great Northern Hotel to Oundle Road Baptist Church. These inclusions and many others reflect what is important to Peterborians about their historic environment that national statutory listing omit.
Similar to statutorily Listed buildings, Locally Listed buildings are listed for their Historic or Architectural Interest.The heritage values however that underpin these criteria, Evidential, Aesthetic, Historic and Communal are in this context applied in a way to be relevant to Peterborough.
Protection of a locally listed building
The local list does not provide any additional statutory controls. The list is advisory and symbolic only and does not provide the Council with extra powers.
Proposals for alterations and extensions should be sympathetic to the buildings architectural character. Owners are encouraged to consider the special interest of the building when making external alterations. When planning permission is required, the retention of the buildings character and appearance will be a material consideration in determining the application. There will be a presumption against the demolition of any locally listed buildings.
Register of ‘List of Heritage Assets in Peterborough'
The Local List can be found below. Each entry has a ‘Reason for Selection, a ‘Description’ and a list of which ‘Selection Criteria’ have been used for its inclusion.