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Planning, building and the environment

Planning Policy Statement 5: Planning for the Historic Environment

Planning Policy Statement  5: Planning for the Historic Environment (PPS5) sets out the Government's planning policies on the conservation of the historic environment.

This replaces Planning Policy Guidance 15: Planning and the Historic Environment (PPG15) published on 14 September 1994; and Planning Policy Guidance 16: Archaeology and Planning (PPG16), published on 21 November 1990.

PPS5 is supported by a Practice Guide (PDF, 389 kb, 55 pages) (external link) endorsed by Communities and Local Government, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and English Heritage.

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