New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Heritage Manifesto from Heritage Link.

Posted December 3rd, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

We’ve been members of Heritage Link for some time, appreciating how they are able to act on behalf of a wide range of heritage organisations.  This week they launched the Heritage Manifesto.  You can download it as a pdf here, but I though I’d share the key points below:

Our heritage could make an even greater
difference to national economic and social
wellbeing if government would…
•• provide a more coherent and efficient heritage protection system by
introducing new legislation at the earliest opportunity
•• restore levels of lottery support to heritage as an urgent priority
•• remove fiscal deterrents to reusing older buildings, and continue the Listed
Places of Worship Grant Scheme beyond 2011
•• review Local Authority financing for heritage to deliver more effective and
efficient services through skilled urban planners and historic environment teams
•• promote the contribution that protection of the historic environment can make
to a low carbon future and a more sustainable economy.

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