Listed buildings to be renamed 'registered heritage asset' (UK)

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The term "listed building" is to be scrapped, in England at least.

Those who live in or own one of the 370,000 properties protected for their historical or archaeological merit will have to get used to living in a "registered heritage asset."

The changes are proposed in the draft Heritage Bill which will also enable landscapes, for example Capability Brown parkland or farmed landscapes in national parks, to be registered as "heritage assets" for the first time.

Though it has survived for 40 years, the term "listing" is to be abolished in the interests of simplifying a system that currently has listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments.

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