About us

With over 20 years’ experience in local authority conservation planning in England and Wales, and in private practice, Henderson Heritage offers a breadth and depth of knowledge in conservation planning.

Kirsty Henderson is founder of Henderson Heritage and leads our specialist team.

Kirsty is a chartered town planner and is both a full member of the RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute) and IHBC (Institute of Historic Building Conservation).

Key disciplines include heritage impact assessments for development purposes, strategic planning, conservation area review, listed building advice and research.

Kirsty’s experience in this field and her appreciation of  the significance of heritage assets in order to make heritage decisions will help to find the optimum solution to any development proposals affecting heritage assets.

Kirsty believes that conservation is one part of a large dynamic whole, and takes a pragmatic and creative approach to its positive management. Her twenty year experience in conservation in local government in Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham and Cheshire West and Chester has created very good working relationships with colleagues in all the local authorities in North Wales, Cheshire and the North West.

Kirsty has spoken to community groups and at training events for local planning authorities on behalf of Historic England. She is also a member of the Diocese of St Asaph Advisory Committee.

She has an excellent and mutually respected working relationship with colleagues in the local authorities in North Wales, Cheshire and the North West.

Thank you, Kirsty. A really excellent report. Very thorough and very interesting.

Thanks so much for the report and all your work. It’s something we will always retain after planning and is a great thing to have aside from being a planning requirement! Having read through everything else, we think you have covered everything (and we learnt some new things about Heaton Moor too!)

Thanks again for all your help & support. We really could not have done it without you.

The Client was particularly grateful for having the report in advance of the meeting so thank you for pulling out the stops to make the deadline. Thank you so much. I’m confident we’ll/I’ll need your assistance again in the future and I’ll look forward to working with you again.

Thank you for sending on the report. There has obviously an impressive amount of work gone into this, and we are very pleased to have it.

I want to take the opportunity of thanking you for your very through report. We were very impressed with the amount of work you did and the final report itself.

Very impressed with the Heritage Impact Assessment.

Whoop whoop! We got there in the end.  Thanks for all you help so far on this.

Your report is really very good and I’m sure will help us in our argument.

Thank you so much for the report.  I’m delighted with it! It’s been great to have you around to share ideas and reassuring to do that with someone who really knows their stuff.

Your report reads great, very interesting information and grabs the essence of what we are trying to do to ensure the house survives another few hundred years!

Thanks for the swift response on the Heritage statement, I am really pleased with your comments.

I would like to thank and congratulate you on a most excellently written report.

Great result! Many thanks for your all your work on this Kirsty, very much appreciated.

I have just read this through now and it is superb. You have gone above and beyond what I was expecting to receive, so thank you.

Thank you, Kirsty, for all your work, the document reads well and is very informative – I learnt a lot reading it today!