Report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment
Consideration was given to the report which presented the Heritage at Risk Strategy and Heritage Register. The Strategy set out the actions which the Council would take to reduce the number of assets at risk and achieve the repair and restoration of assets which would otherwise be lost. The Council would work where possible with owners of the heritage assets but the Strategy also identifies actions which may be taken where this cannot be achieved.
Approval was also sought for the current Heritage at Risk Register which identifies assets which are at risk of further deterioration and loss. The Register was a live document which would be kept updated.
If Cabinet was to approve the Strategy and Register, the documents would be available for a 6 weeks consultation period. Should any significant changes be needed following the consultation, the document would be brought back to Cabinet for consideration, however, this was not expected.
It was confirmed that the Council would work with the South Yorkshire Joint Committee on Archaeology when required in relation to heritage assets.
It was noted that the report had been submitted to the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board for pre-decision scrutiny on 14th July 2021, where Members had supported the recommendations in the report.
(1) Subject to the completion of a 6-week period of consultation with key stakeholders, that Cabinet approves the adoption of the Heritage at Risk Strategy at Appendix 4. Should any significant changes arise from the consultation these are to be reported back to Cabinet in due course.
(2) Subject to the completion of a 6-week period of consultation with key stakeholders, that Cabinet approves the current Heritage at Risk Register at Appendix 5 and notes that it will be subject to future updates. Should any significant changes arise from the consultation these are to be reported back to Cabinet in due course.
(3) That Cabinet approve delegation to the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy, to update the Risk Register as and when new buildings become at risk or works to remove the risk have been undertaken.
(4) That Cabinet approves the use of the Heritage at Risk Register to inform prioritising actions and resources to address the potential deterioration and loss of heritage assets.