Vale of Pickering Statement of Significance

I am delighted to post an updated version of the Vale of Pickering Statement of Significance (May 2012). This Statement of Significance provides a first summary of significance for the Vale of Pickering.

You can download a PDF (3MB) of the document by clicking here: VoP SoS

This updates the earlier version of this document (Dec 2011).

this is extracted from the text: 

The Vale of Pickering Historic Environment Management Framework Project was initiated by English Heritage (Yorkshire and Humber Region) in response to a number of factors and issues:

  • The immediate problems raised by the desiccation of the peats at the eastern end of the Vale at the Early Mesolithic site of Star Carr,
  • The realisation that the exceptional archaeological landscape identified between Rillington and Sherburn cannot adequately be managed through current approaches to designation.
  • The incremental increase in the number of agencies and projects with an interest in the Vale but little concerted action or agreement about the qualities that make the Vale of Pickering a unique landscape.
  • The need for an agreed, clear statement on the special character, qualities and attributes of the Vale which can be incorporated into policy documents

This document is intended to raise awareness of the significance of the Vale of Pickering. It is intended to be used by a multitude of different organisations from planners, through to schools and individuals.

The summary provided by this document will be important for all future projects involving stakeholders within the Vale of Pickering. The Statement of Significance might be used as a reference, or as an inspiration to future projects, for example in planning projects that may make use of the economic potential of the significance of the Vale of Pickering.

An extensive and varying number of stakeholders were consulted for this document, with organisations and individuals consulted from a range of different backgrounds and interests, including cultural and natural heritage, planners and other relevant stakeholders. A list of those consulted is included at the end of the document. It is hoped future projects will involve a broader range of potential stakeholders, including landowners, estates, farmers and parishes.

Vale of Pickering A-Z of significance and value

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any other queries regarding the project.

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