Photographs by Richard Hubble for High Peak's "Counting Our Heritage" Project

Heritage Conservation

Urban Vision Enterprise CIC is an IHBC Historic Environment Registered Service Provider (HESPR).

Experience of UV and it's Director's includes :

  • gaining planning and othrer consents for heritage assets
  • Buildings At Risk surveys, including training volunteers to help with such surveys
  • conservation area designations and appraisals and management plans
  • feasibility studies and business plans for the re-use of heritage buildings and sites
  • developing projects for the re-use and development of heritage areas buildings
  • putting together and analysing heritage evidence bases for local and neighbourhood plans
  • securing funding for heritage projects
  • establishing and managing conservation area grant schemes, including Townscape Heritage Initiatives
  • writing conservation management plans, including for Crossrail (Thames Tunnels Section)
  • urban design and historic character studies
  • statements of heritage significance
  • writing conservation policy and guidance
  • producing guidance for the repair of historic buildings
  • support and advice on neighbourhood planning for historic areas
  • writing briefs for specialist conservation works
  • community engagement with heritage matters
  • training in building conservation for professionals and community groups.


-        Undertaking a feasibility study and preparing a business plan for Fenton Town Hall and Fento Library in Stoke-on-Trent, leading to a successful developer-led project to re-use the
 These are some of our recently completed heritage projects:

         Town Hall and an ongoing project for the library to be subject to asset transfer 

-       Writing a heritage strategy for Boston Town Centre, with an emphasis on the role of heritage in delivering effective and sustainable economic growth and development

-       Providing Neighbourhood Planning support for Hartley's Village in North Liverpool, based around a conservation area and regeneration of a listed factory building complex

-       Leek and the Moorlands WW1 Centenary Project 

-       Counting Our Heritage – a Heritage At Risk Survey by community volunteers

-       Pugin Bicentenary Celebrations 2012

-       Community education programme for the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

-       North Staffordshire Conurbation: an Assessment of Historical Significance

-       Heritage Open Days

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