Character Appraisals assist conservation professionals, developers and local planning authorities manage change in historic areas. Their aim is to help develop understanding and communicate the character of a specific location to aid planning decisions. The work seeks to understand and present why a specific area is special, which elements within the area contributes to, and detracts from, its special quality.
Similar to a desk-based assessment, the appraisal process involves detailed initial research of the historic records, but also requires further stages of work such as gathering additional socio-economic and geographic information and can also include local community involvement.
We can research and carry out Character Appraisals
APS has extensive experience of carrying out detailed appraisals quickly and efficiently in a range of urban and rural locations across the country.