Who we are and what we do

The Waltham Forest Place and Design Team maintains a Local Heritage List, which identifies buildings and structures within the borough that are considered to have architectural, historical or cultural significance. The list is produced by the Council, with input and specific nominations coming from residents and other individuals/groups.

A public call for new nominations to the Local Heritage List will be taking place in December 2023 and January 2024.

If you have questions regarding this service or our privacy practices, please contact us.

Contact us by email.

Contact us by post

Waltham Forest Council

Waltham Forest Town Hall

Forest Road

Walthamstow E17 4JF

Please note that face-to-face meetings are by appointment only and can be arranged with the service.

Information we hold about you

Where relevant to do so and appropriate we may process the following information about you:

  • Your name and surname; 
  • Email address.

Any image copyright permissions will be kept with your submission so that we can keep you informed about the Local Heritage List work. 

Why we need your information and how we use it

Your name and email address will be kept with your submission so that we can keep you informed about the Local Heritage List update. 

We will also keep relevant detail about any image copyright permissions (notably your name should you wish to be credited if we use the images). 

We are obliged under UK General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) to only use your data for legitimate interest. In this instance, this is for managing the nominations to the Local Heritage List, and updating the future document. Any future correspondence would be to notify you about the outcome of your nomination, and to send you details about the launch event of the revised Local Heritage List.

The Lawful basis for the processing

The processing of your personal data is based on your consent.  This will be obtained when you complete the application form. You can withdraw this consent at any time by emailing us. 

How long we will keep your information

We will retain your personal data for the duration of the Local Heritage List update work, and any images where copyright consent has been given may be used in future revisions of the Local Heritage List. Once the Local Heritage List update has been completed in Summer 2024, we will delete your personal details within one year of the end of the project, except for image copyright data.