Heritage assets

A local list of heritage assets is a separate list compiled by the local authority and are heritage assets of local significance that the Council and the local community have decided have local heritage merit.

These may include structures or buildings that make a positive contribution to the local historic environment of Blackburn with Darwen; either by historic association, architectural value, townscape value or archaeological interest.

No greater protection is afforded to buildings on a local list but have to be given material consideration if a planning application was submitted that affected them, either through demolition or alteration.

Lancashire Local List Project

The Lancashire Local List Project is being facilitated by Growth Lancashire Ltd, working in partnership with all the Lancashire Local Authorities, including Blackburn with Darwen to identify local heritage – this consists of buildings, monuments, sites, places, areas, historic parks and gardens or other designated landscapes that are of local significance.

Further information on the project, including how to nominate a site or feature.