Residents of Tewkesbury Borough are being asked for their views on how best to protect the area’s heritage.

Tewkesbury Borough Council has launched a public consultation on a document which will provide guidance on how to identify which local unlisted assets (such as buildings, monuments and landmarks) should be included on its Local Heritage List.

Local Heritage Lists allow communities and councils to jointly identify assets which, although not necessarily sufficient for Listed Building status, are of significant local interest – particularly from a historical, archaeological or architectural point of view.

The public consultation on the document – called the Local Heritage List Selection Criteria – will run until 14 January 2022.

Once adopted, the criteria agreed for inclusion in the Local Heritage List will be a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). An SPD provides detailed advice on how policies in local planning documents are implemented.

Residents can view the document online at or hard copies can be found at the borough council’s main offices and at all libraries and advice centres in the borough.

Comments can be made via:

Tewkesbury Borough Council’s lead member for built environment, Councillor Mel Gore, said: “Establishing the selection criteria for Tewkesbury Borough’s local heritage list is an important first step towards creating a list of our valuable local assets.

“Anyone who wishes to be involved in deciding which assets may be worthy of inclusion in the local heritage list is advised to read the Supplementary Planning Document and is invited to submit their views on it. All comments received by the 14 January deadline will be carefully considered.”

Category: Planning