Experts in Troubleshooting Conservation and Listed Building Issues

We are expert listed building consultants. Our clients benefit from our wide range of knowledge and expertise, which helps deliver high-quality projects in a historically sensitive and sustainable manner.

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Dr David Hickie was formerly Assistant Regional Director with English Heritage (now called Historic England) before setting up Heritage Matters. He is a Full Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and a Member of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.

We are often called in to help when the local authority Conservation Officer or Planning Officer does not like your proposals. As your listed building consultants,  we can help work through the issues, attend site meetings and help ensure that you can achieve a satisfactory resolution of the problem.

“The reason why David’s company is so unbelievably busy must be that David’s mindset, contacts and skillset are those of a ‘problem-solver’ laterally thinking ‘outside of the box’. The difference is that unlike such usual people I’ve met in the past – David delivers – we were fortunate to have him.” Andrew McG, Gloucestershire

E balcony3We can do any survey work required, prepare drawings for you, submit the application for you (normally electronically using the ‘Planning Portal’) and deal with any queries from the Conservation Officer. We can help from design to completion or just when you need us.

Knowing how the planning system works and having over 25 years’ experience of working on the inside for English Heritage, Local Planning Authorities and the Environment Agency means that we can help provide high-quality practical advice and design solutions for your development projects.

  • Advice on Listing Building Consent Applications and Planning Applications
  • Preparing Statement of Significance & Impact as supporting evidence for listed building consent and planning applications
  • Planning and Listed Building Consent Appeals
  • Historic Building Surveys
  • Expert Witness for High Court of Planning Appeal
  • Luxury Residential Architectural and Interior Design Projects

Heritage Matters specialise in helping client’s with complex design issues and we can provide you with a one-stop solution.

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Phone: 01827 722153

Pre-purchase Zoom Meeting – Fee £150+VAT

Zoom meeting up to one hour – I can help you with any questions you many have, discuss your aspirations, discuss the legislation and processes involved and discuss a simple roadmap for taking things forward. Please contact me on david@heritage-matters.com to arrange a Pre-purchase Zoom meeting.

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