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Dorset Local Heritage Lists

Update 27 March 2023

All the nominations for the Local Heritage List have now been assessed against the nomination criteria. We are now in the process of checking the nominations within the framework of the emerging Local Plan. In view of this, we are anticipating a public consultation on an updated Local Heritage List starting summer 2023.

We're working on an exciting new project with Dorset Council, asking our communities to highlight what local heritage they value across the region in order for it to be considered for our Local Heritage Lists. Dorset’s economy relies on our historic towns, seaside resorts, villages and landscapes to draw hundreds of thousands of tourists every year – our heritage is a big part of what makes our area so special.

On these pages you will find information about local heritage lists, why we’re doing it and, most importantly, guidance on how you can get involved in finding and nominating sites to include on the lists.

Watch our recent webinar with Dorset Council which talks about the Heritage List project and how to nominate an asset.