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Planning Permission

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 109282, tabled on 21 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the steps required to protect effectively sites of Jewish heritage in the planning system.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

1 February 2022

The Government and its heritage adviser, Historic England, help to protect Jewish sites within the planning system through:

  • advising the Secretary of State for DCMS on Listing and Scheduling;
  • statutory advice in relation to planning applications that may have an impact on the setting and character of listed synagogues, mikvah or other premises, and;
  • engagement with Jewish communities seeking to make changes to their built heritage or manage it more effectively.
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