Local heritage assets 

Information about local heritage assets in Surrey Heath.

In Surrey Heath, there are many buildings and structures that may not meet the criteria for a statutory listed building but do add to the cultural heritage of the Borough. The result is that many fine buildings and structures that represent the early growth of areas like Camberley are unprotected by the statutory listing process.

Since 1989, we have compiled a list of local heritage assets. These are structures and buildings of local significance. They contribute to the character of the Borough and should be protected or retained whenever possible. 

Assets on local heritage lists are not protected in the same way as listed buildings but can be given protection through the planning system as ‘non-designated heritage assets’. These lists are maintained and managed by district and borough councils. They can include any building, monument, site, place, area or landscape which has heritage significance but is not recognised by another designation. 

Local heritage list project

As part of the Government’s ‘Build Back Better’ initiative, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) in association with Historic England has provided funding for six districts and boroughs in Surrey, including Surrey Heath to update local heritage asset lists. 

Between the 5 October and 16 November 2022, the Council sought nominations to identify assets to be considered for inclusion on a draft list. Those nominations, alongside existing assets have been assessed by the Local List Team at Surrey County Council. 

Surrey County Council provided us with a draft list, setting out their recommendations. We are in the process of reviewing these recommendations including any next steps in order to progress the draft list. We will provide further updates once this work has been completed and further steps have been agreed.  

You can find out more about the local heritage list project on the Surrey County Council website (external link).

Current local heritage assets

View the current local heritage assets in the below document.

Please note that this list was last updated in 2011 and does not include recent additions. If you are in any doubt as to whether a building is a statutory or locally designated heritage asset, please contact the Planning Policy team.

Making changes to a local heritage asset

There are no special planning controls over works to a local heritage asset.

When assessing planning application that affect local heritage assets, we expect development to respect and promote the conservation and enhancement of the asset and its setting. 

Contact the Planning Policy team