What is the York Local Heritage List?

  • A Local Heritage List for York was established in 2005. It is a list of heritage assets such as buildings, views, street furniture, spaces, that have local importance but not considered of such importance to be nationally listed (as in a Grade II* building, say). Local heritage assets, which are sometimes called ‘non-designated heritage assets’, contribute to the special local architectural and historic character of the area and are valued by the community.
  • Without a formally approved Local Plan in York, nominations on the Local Heritage List cannot be given planning protection on a similar footing as nationally-Listed heritage assets, but are still taken as a consideration in planning applications.
  • The current, draft Local Heritage List has a website: http://www.yorklocallist.org.uk

York Civic Trust is excited to be currently working with local campaigners and organisations to explore how the Local List can be better known in our communities, how it might better represent heritage valued by the communities of York, and ultimately how it can be formerly approved by City of York Council.

In preparation of this, York Civic Trust has commissioned a series of reports since 2018 to appraise the current draft Local List, and what protection is offered by a Local List in planning terms. You can access these below:

If you have any comments relating to the Local List, such as threats to any buildings that are on it, or perhaps heritage that you think should be added to it – please contact us on info@yorkcivictrust.co.uk