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The LPAs will pursue a proactive and solution-orientated approach for the conservation of the historic environment, ensuring that it is promoted as a key element of local character and distinctiveness, forms a strategic context for regeneration and development, and is conserved as part of the area's cultural offer, by:
1. Protecting and enhancing the character and special interest of heritage assets, designated areas and their setting of areas of acknowledged importance, including:
i. Scheduled ancient monuments (or an archaeological site of national importance), listed buildings, registered parks and gardens, conservation areas, the World Heritage Site and archaeological remains (including protected wreck sites marine archaeology).
ii. Non-designated heritage assets, including areas of archaeological interest, unregistered parks and gardens and landscapes positively identified as having significance in terms of the historic environment.
2. Supporting proposals for heritage-led regeneration and working with developers and investors to encourage them to see historic and culturally led regeneration as the first choice method to achieve a quality legacy. In this respect, development should make a positive contribution to local character and the enhancement of local distinctiveness.