The ceiling and stained glass windows of the Great Hall at Eltham Palace
The Great Hall at Eltham Palace © Historic England (PLB/N100727)
The Great Hall at Eltham Palace © Historic England (PLB/N100727)

Historic Environment Overview

2020 has been an extremely busy year, with major changes and developments affecting the heritage sector as it navigates its way through the COVID-19 pandemic towards recovery. In particular, 2020 saw the establishment of the Cultural Renewal Taskforce and the delivery of the Culture Recovery Fund, a £1.57 billion fund to tackle the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our cultural organisations and heritage sites.

Additionally, this overview outlines other recent updates within heritage funding, policy and management, the planning system and public engagement.

The Historic Environment Overview has been published as a separate document since 2016. Overviews from past years can be found below:

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