On 23rd November 2019, the Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, announced a programme of work to encourage people in local communities to nominate heritage assets which make their community what it is and make sure more buildings are locally protected.

Local people will be empowered to nominate heritage assets that are important to them and reflect their local area and identity, supported by a team of heritage experts, funded by £700,000 to help 10 English counties identify areas which need protecting.  To support this, Historic England will launch a national campaign on local identity getting the country talking about what defines our heritage.

The Conservation and Heritage Working Group of the Neighbourhood Forum has been exploring ways of protecting our local heritage, and will look at whether this can help people in Knighton to protect local buildings of interest.