There are many ways in which we can protect our heritage. One of the most effective is designation. Designation offers a legal framework for the protection of historic buildings and sites at a local, national and international level. Read about the different types of designation and how the system works.
Heritage protection does not end with designation. Find out how the planning system can help us care for our historic environment and why we talk about "managing change".
Buildings are about people too. Local groups are fighting hard to protect and enhance their historic environment. Find out how you can get involved.