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Aurora Heritage Planning

Experts in heritage and planning, specialising in the conservation and sensitive adaptation of heritage assets across the UK.
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About Us

Hi, we are Aurora Heritage Planning, a heritage and planning consultancy based in London, Hull and Nottingham. We have over 40 years of experience working with heritage assets across the UK. We offer affordable fixed price heritage statements, town planning services and expert heritage advice for the historic environment.


Fixed Price Heritage Statements, Planning Permission and Appeals, Heritage Research, Grant Applications, Desk Based Assessments, Historic Building Recordings.
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Why AHP?

Our sole purpose is to simplify the overcomplicated (and often overcharged) heritage planning process by producing high quality fixed price heritage reports for planning applications and offering a fully comprehensive planning service. You will be liaising closely with a dedicated member of our team assigned to your application throughout the entire process and beyond.
We also work closely with associates in other disciplines such as archaeology, graphic design and visualisation, surveying, tree reports, building design, valuation, ecology and flood risk via long-term arrangements to provide a comprehensive service at an affordable cost.

Our Recent Work

Heritage Statements, Planning and Listed Building Consents and Parkland Management: Chapel-en-le-Frith
The owner of this historic site has been a long-standing client; successful projects have included sub-division of the Grade II* Hall into two dwellings, restoration of the Wash House, schemes for the restoration of change of use of the stable block to dwellings, restoration of the kitchen garden, restoration of the lake, proposals for the boathouse and kennels, woodland management and (about to start) the renovation of the Greenhouse. When complete it is the intention to create a Conservation Management Plan for the common parts of the group and the wider Parkland landscape.
Detailed Heritage Statement: Scarborough
Our client obtained a Grade II listed building situated within a Conservation Area and required planning permission to convert into several flats. We provided a Heritage Statement to support the Listed Building Consent application. The Heritage Statement included a thorough historic background of the site, analysis of the Historic Environment Record, map regression and Geographic Information System mapping. The application was approved in January 2024. 
Urgent Heritage Statement: Shepton Mallet 
Our client instructed us to produce a NPPF compliant fixed price Heritage Statement for a Listed Building Consent application with a tight turnaround of 2 weeks. Following instruction, the first draft was sent to the client within 5 working days and the final draft was issued 2 working days later. 
Planning Services: Sulgrave
We were invited to advise a religious community, following threatened enforcement action – we achieved a Lawful Development Certificate for the settlement and periodic festival events and subsequently planning permission for an archive building.
Landscape Characterisation: Various
We undertook a Characterisation Assessment of the north-west of Eire on behalf of the Irish Government.  We recently completed a Townscape Assessment of part of one of the Nottingham City Centre Conservation Areas, in connection with the refitting and repurposing of one of the city’s famous ‘yards’.Mark completed a LVIA on behalf of clients, relating to the development of an intensive faring unit and Battery Storage project in Buckinghamshire.In collaboration with Elizabeth Ashford, a plantswoman, Mark won Silver in a prestigious landscape awards programme, for responsible and beautiful garden design.
Archaeological Desk Based Assessment: Lincolnshire
Following obtaining consultee comments for a planning application in Lincolnshire, Heritage Lincolnshire requested that an Archaeological Desk Based Assessment (ADBA) be undertaken to establish whether or not an application would impact on an Area of Archaeological Interest. Following thorough archaeological desk-based investigation, it was established that the area was highly likely to contain Iron Age and Roman remains which gave the Local Planning Authority the information they needed to take steps to preserve these remains.
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