Managing Change on Historic Battlefields - A Guide for Heritage & Planning Professionals

During a training event for heritage professionals run by the Battlefields Trust in April 2022, participants identified a need for specific guidance on managing change on England’s historic battlefields, particularly in providing advice on desk-based assessments and fieldwork that may be necessary in the planning process. The Battlefields Trust, as the leading national organisation aiming to preserve, research and present battlefields as educational and historical resources, undertook to produce such guidance and this document is the result of that work.

The guidance draws heavily on existing national planning policy and Historic England guidance and has benefitted from comments from Historic England and other practitioners. It also includes what the Battlefields Trust considers to be best practice approaches for investigating battlefields. 

Managing change on historic battlefields

The Battlefields Resource Centre