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is short for Planning Policy Guidance 15: Planning and the Historic Environment
, a document produced by the British Government to advise local planning authorities on the treatment of historic buildings
and the wider historic environment
within the planning process. It was introduced in November 1990 following public outcry after a number of high profile scandals such as the threatened destruction of the Rose Theatre
The Rose was an Elizabethan theatre. It was the fourth of the public theatres to be built, after The Theatre , the Curtain , and the theatre at Newington Butts The Rose was an Elizabethan theatre. It was the fourth of the public theatres to be built, after The Theatre (1576), the Curtain (1577),...
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by developers. It replaced the earlier Circular 8/87 which was criticised for being ill-focused in both practical and geographical terms. Circulars 01/2001 and 09/2005, which discuss arrangements for handling heritage applications and that amend the existing PPG 15: Planning and the historic environment
, were published September 1994.
A similar guideline known as PPG 16
Planning Policy Guidance 16: Archaeology and Planning commonly abbreviated as PPG 16, was a document produced by the British Government to advise local planning authorities on the treatment of archaeology within the planning process...
existed for archaeology within the planning process.
As of 2010 both documents have been cancelled and superseded by PPS5 - Planning Policy Statement 5:Planning and the Historic Environment (2010).
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