Heritage Asset Management
The historic environment is a term used to embrace all the historic aspects of our environment, be they archaeological sites, historic landscapes, standing buildings, parks and gardens, semi-natural environments such as wood, heath and moor, or historic land uses such as industry, farming, defence, communications and even tourism.
The historic environment is not just about the past, it is also about the present and the future. It can contribute to our quality of life by giving people a sense of place and identity. Redcar and Cleveland's historic environment gives it a unique competitive advantage, attracts people to live and stay; businesses to invest; and tourists to visit. We recognise the importance and contribution our historic natural and built environment can make to meeting our local economic growth ambitions therefore recognise the importance for its successful management.
The borough contains some of the worlds finest heritage assets: Guisborough Priory; the Heritage Coast; Eston Hills; Saltburn; South Gare; Redcar beach; and Kirkleatham village These sites are of significant value nationally and internationally, and have significant benefits to the boroughs economy through tourism and the heritage they portray. Their maintenance, enhancement and management are critically important. This cannot be done single-handedly they should be approached strategically, holistically and delivered jointly. Therefore, we must take a collaborative approach with partners, in particular English Heritage, to succeed.