I offer a range of heritage consultancy services and heritage reports, tailored to your needs. Starting from a heritage statement to accompany a planning application for a residential project, to a full research report with surveys for an historic area, I can provide the information you need to move your project forward, manage change and protect the historic environment. 

Heritage at Risk surveys – Grade II and locally listed buildings in the Historic Core area of York 

Desk-based assessments

Heritage / Impact / Significance Statements

Statements for planning applications, based on HER / mapping / digital data, for:

  • Houses in conservation areas
  • Larger buildings in conservation areas
  • Listed and locally listed properties
  • Unlisted houses / properties in or near World Heritage Sites
  • Listed houses / properties in or near World Heritage Sites
 

Buildings Archaeology Reports

Reports for planning applications, conservation management planning and record for:

  • Listed and locally listed properties
  • Unlisted houses / properties in or near World Heritage Sites
  • Listed houses / properties in or near World Heritage Sites


Research Reports

Historic Area Assessments (including Conservation Area Appraisal and Character Area Assessments)

Reports for planning applications, conservation management planning, record and designation for:

  • Undesignated neighbourhoods / areas
  • Conservation areas
  • Small villages
  • Rural settlements
 

Historic Building Appraisal

Reports for conservation management planning, record and listing /de-listing applications for:

  • Houses and non-residential properties
  • Designated or undesignated properties
  • Includes desk-based and survey research

Conservation Management Plans

Reports for conservation management planning (as Historic Building Appraisal or Historic / Conservation / Character Area Assessment plus policies for future use and change) for:

  • Houses and non-residential properties
  • Conservation areas
  • Areas (neighbourhoods, towns, rural)
  • Designated or undesignated
  • Includes desk-based and survey research
 

Maintenance Plans

Reports for maintenance planning for:

  • Houses and non-residential properties
  • Designated or undesignated properties

Historic Area Assessment of an inner city neighbourhood in Leeds

Surveying equipment

Surveys

Measured Surveys

Basic measured surveys of houses and small non-residential properties. Suitable for architectural projects but not for manufacture of bespoke fittings or repair work. 

  • Basic survey (walls, windows, doors, elevations)
  • Intermediate survey (as Basic plus jamb details, decorative brickwork / timber, balustrading)
  • Detailed survey (as Intermediate plus decorative plasterwork, joinery, material textures, shadow)
 

Condition Surveys

Surveys to determine building condition:
  • Neighbourhood level (basic survey of large number of houses e.g. in a conservation area or historic area)
  • Portfolio (basic survey of an owner’s portfolio e.g.landlords with adjacent properties / properties located in close proximity)
  • Property (detailed interior and exterior survey, but excluding specialist work such as testing of services or structural testing). Not suitable for mortgage / house purchase.
 

Phasing Surveys

Non-invasive building surveys to indicate building age:
  • Neighbourhood level (indicates earliest construction date of individual buildings using documentary evidence only)
  • Building (indicates interior and exterior elements using documentary evidence and visual survey techniques)

Specialist drawings

Phasing Diagrams

Diagrams to indicate construction and / or modification date. Purchase in conjunction with buildings archaeology report or historic building appraisal and / or survey. Available as:

  • Photographic survey (elevations only)
  • Line drawing
 

Characterisation Maps

Maps to indicate the specific characteristics of an area such as a neighbourhood or conservation area (e.g. age, condition, property type, designation). Purchase in conjunction with:

  • Historic Area Assessment
  • Character Area Assessment
  • Conservation Area Appraisal
  • Neighbourhood Condition Survey
Characterisation map