16.8.1 Historic Buildings and Access
Historic Buildings and Access
In assessing planning applications which relate to protected structures, regard shall be had to the protected status of the structure and the need to protect the special character.
Detailed advice is provided in the Architectural Heritage Protection Guidelines for Planning Authorities (re-issued by DAHG, 2011) and in Access – Improving the Accessibility of Historic Buildings and Places (Advice Series, DAHG, 2011). There is a need for flexibility in the use of protected structures and in making them accessible to people with disabilities, whilst respecting their architectural integrity.