From time to time Historic England is involved in issues that become the subject of public discussion. This section provides our responses and explanations of sometimes complex situations.

Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Cecil Rhodes Plaque

The Removal of the Statue of Edward Colston, Bristol

Historic England press statement on the removal of the Edward Colston Statue in Bristol

Contested Heritage

Historic England's position on responses to and decision making on contested heritage.

Everton FC New Stadium

Everton Football Club are proposing to relocate to a newly built stadium, in a new location. Bramley-Moore dock is a candidate.

Joint Heritage Sector Statement on Climate Change

A statement of Historic England’s position on Climate Change.

Historic England's Position on Climate Change and Sustainability

How Historic England supports actions that address the causes of climate change and that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Modifying Historic Windows as Part of Retrofitting Energy-Saving Measures

Our statement on the essential role old buildings will play in fighting climate change and the considerations for changing windows in old buildings.

Historic England response to Government's Planning for the Future report

On 12th March Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced plans for the future of the UK’s planning system in the Planning for the Future report. 

Historic England response to HS2 announcement

Our response following the government’s announcement on the future direction of HS2.

Historic England response to the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission’s report Living with Beauty

The Tulip Tower Permission rejected

Historic England welcomes the news that The Tulip has been refused permission by the Mayor of London.

Holocaust Memorial, Victoria Tower Gardens

Historic England response to proposals for a holocaust memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens.

Damaging Planning Application for Norwich Goes to Public Enquiry

Historic England has objected to proposals for a 20 storey tower in Norwich city centre as part of a planned redevelopment of Anglia Square

Heritage Training Places Scheme