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Jury is out on HLF's new conservation guidance

It has been described by some as a 'great new wheeze', by others as a wicked witch on the yellow brick road to heritage lottery funding. It is Conservation Plans for Historic Places, the Heritage Lottery Fund's latest guidelines launched at a conference at St John's College, Oxford last weekend, which dictates that any application for funding to reach stage two must be supported by a conservation plan, if the project is worth more than £500,000.

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