Non-designated heritage assets

Non-designated heritage assets contained within the Isle of Wight Historic Environment Record

The Island has over 12,000 non-designated sites on the Historic Environment Record. These sites range from finds of Palaeolithic tools to Cold War sites and form an important part of the historic environment in which we live.  

These sites are not protected the same as nationally listed buildings or scheduled monuments. They are a ‘material consideration’ in the planning process. This means the Local Planning Authority must consider the impact of any proposed development on them.  

Non-designated heritage assets of archaeological interest, which are demonstrably of equivalent significance to scheduled monuments, should be considered subject to the policies for designated heritage assets. 

Find out more on our archaeology pages