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Technical Advice Note (TAN) 24: The Historic Environment (2017)

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Guidance on how the planning system considers the historic environment during development plan preparation and decision making on planning and listed building applications.

The TAN provides guidance on how the following aspects of the historic environment should be considered:

  • World Heritage Sites
  • scheduled monuments
  • archaeological remains
  • listed buildings
  • conservation areas
  • historic parks and gardens
  • historic landscapes
  • historic assets of special local interest.

The TAN replaces the following Welsh Office Circulars:

  • 60/96 Planning and the Historic Environment: Archaeology
  • 61/96 Planning and the Historic Environment: Historic Buildings and Conservation Areas
  • 1/98 Planning and the Historic Environment: Directions by the Secretary of State for Wales.