Heritage Matters

We believe that heritage matters. Our clients benefit from our wide range of knowledge and expertise, which helps deliver high-quality projects in a historically sensitive and sustainable manner.


We are still working and undertaking site visits (in line with safe practices). The UK Government have specifically asked for businesses to keep open (see www.gov.uk). “With the exception of non-essential shops and other businesses and public venues, we are not asking any other business to close – indeed it is important for business to carry on”….”If you cannot work from home then you should still travel to work. This is consistent with the Chief Medical Officer’s advice” 

Click here to contact us for a free site visitDr David Hickie

Dr David Hickie was formerly Assistant Regional Director with English Heritage 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.

E balcony3Often we are called in to help when the local authority Conservation Officer or Planning Officer does not like you proposals. We can help work through the issues, attend site meetings and help ensure that you can acheive a satifactory resolution of the problem.

We 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.

  • Historic Building Surveys
  • Advice on Listing Building Consent Applications and Planning Applications
  • Preparing Statement of Significance & Impact as supporting evidence for listed building consent and planning applications
  • Architectural and Interior Design

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

Click here to contact us for a free site visit