Built and historic environment evidence

Historic environment character assessment

The aim is firstly to provide an overview of the historic environment of the district through Historic Environment Character Assessment (HECAs) at a broad level (Phase 1), and secondly to undertake a more detailed assessment of the historic environment character for several buffered areas around Lichfield, Burntwood and Tamworth, and also around key rural settlements (Historic Environment Character Zones - HECZs) (Phase 2).

The project integrates the Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) information with the more site based data held by the Historic Environment Record (HERs).

The HLC is part of a national mapping project, carried out by Staffordshire County Council (SCC) in partnership with English Heritage, over three years and was completed in March 2006.

The aim of the HLC was to produce a broad assessment of the historic and archaeological dimensions of the county's landscape as it exists today.

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