The Heritage at Risk Register (HARR) is produced annually by Essex County Council, working closely with local planning authorities. More detailed information about the Register, and the work that supports it, is available in the document Heritage at Risk in Essex
, which is free to download.
By collating information on historic buildings that are at risk of demolition or destruction through neglect, it is hoped that public awareness and involvement in their conservation will be increased. Conserving and enhancing historic buildings for the benefit of present and future generations is a vital part of the work that Essex County Council does to support the heritage of the county, and the HARR makes information on buildings in the county that need greater support more accessible.
The Register is available through the Essex County Council website, where information on buildings at risk is organised by district and borough councils. All buildings on the list can be searched and identified, and further information about listed buildings is available from the Essex County Council Historic Environment team. Specialist advisors are allocated districts corresponding to those on the Register map. These are as follows:
|Braintree (South East)
Further contact information is available as part of the Heritage at Risk in Essex document. Essex County Council also runs a programme of traditional building courses that provide basic skills to enable people to sympathetically restore and work on the conservation of historic buildings. Further information is available on the Essex Design Initiative website.
For general information about the Heritage at Risk Register, contact the Historic Environment team.