Local Heritage Assets

Within Surrey Heath, there are many buildings and structures that may not meet the criteria for nationally listed buildings at present 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. Consequently, from 1989 onwards Surrey Heath Borough Council has compiled a list of over 200 'Structures of Local Significance' or 'Locally Listed Buildings' (now known as Local Heritage Assets) which contribute greatly to the local character of the Borough and should be protected or retained whenever possible.

Update to the Local List Consultation

What are Local Heritage Assets?

Local heritage is an important part of our historic environment and plays a key role in building and reinforcing a sense of local character and distinctiveness.
Assets on local heritage lists, also known as local listing, are not protected in the same way as listed buildings but can be afforded protection through the planning system as ‘non-designated heritage assets’. These lists are maintained and managed by the districts and boroughs, and can include any building, monument, site, place, area or landscape which has heritage significance but is not recognised by another designation.
More detail on local heritage assets can be found in Historic England's advice note 'Local Heritage Listing: Identifying and Conserving Local Heritage'.

What is the 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 6 districts and boroughs in Surrey, including Surrey Heath to update local heritage asset lists.
Between the 5th October - 16th November 2022 as part of the Consultation process, 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 against the revised selection criteria to determine whether they warrant inclusion on the updated list.
Surrey County Council has now completed their assessment and provided Surrey Heath with a draft list, setting out their reccomendations. Surrey Heath will now consider these reccomendations including any next steps to progress the draft list. The Council will provide further updates on this webpage once those recommendations have been reviewed and further steps have been agreed.
Please visit the Surrey County Council website for further information on the Local Heritage list project.

Which buildings are currently designated Local Heritage Assets?

  • View the record of the Surrey Heath's Local Heritage Assets. View accessible version of Surrey Heath's Local Heritage Assets. Please note that this document was last updated in 2011 and as such does not include recent additions to the list. If you are in any doubt as to whether a building is a Statutory or locally designated Heritage Asset, please contact the Councils Planning Policy and Conservation team.

Can I alter, extend or demolish a Local Heritage Asset?

There are no special planning controls over works to a Local Heritage Asset. However, in determining any planning application that would affect a Local Heritage Asset, the Council will expect development to respect and promote the conservation and enhancement of the Heritage Asset and its setting.