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.