environment and setting
Setting considers environmental and sensory factors that influence the significance of heritage assets and the ways they are experienced. Contextual factors, the specifics of place and the particular attributes of heritage assets, means the relevance of setting to heritage significance is unique to each situation.
understand the relationship between development and specific environmental attributes, characteristics and qualities that contribute to heritage significance
provide clarity of research, accuracy of site analysis and precise calibration of effect against pertinent heritage significance criteria
consider all relevant environmental factors such as noise, air and water quality, biodiversity, traffic, etc, rather than focus solely on the blurred interface between heritage significance and landscape/townscape/visual effects.