Conservation Management Plans

A Conservation Management Plan (CMP) is a document that helps you to plan for and manage a Heritage Site (whether it is a building, landscape or estate). A CMP consists of five steps in planning and implementation:

  • What is it?
  • Why does it matter?
  • What is happening to it?
  • What do you need to do about it?
  • Who needs to be involved?

CMPs are based on value or significance – what matters and why. A statement of significance is at the heart of a plan. Organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund require plans, but a plan or statement of significance can be useful to anyone who cares for a heritage site including churches.

Jones Melling Limited can prepare conservation management plans and heritage impact assessments – by putting together the right team of architects, archaeologists, landscape specialists, ecologists or community planners for your site.

Our approach to CMPs includes significance assessments, characterisation studies and advice and guidance on setting appropriate historic buildings policies and strategies for the long term sustainable maintenance and care of historic assets of all kinds.

Jones Melling Limited can also help prepare a Conservation Statement (a brief version of a CMP), a statement of significance or write a brief for commissioning a more formal CMP.