We recognise the importance of the built heritage in our towns, villages and rural areas.

We have the in-house expertise to ensure that proposals are designed sympathetically to conserve and enhance historic buildings and sites.

We have worked on numerous schemes affecting Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Our Heritage Team

Director Jon Millhouse specialises in heritage planning and is a Full Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. Architectural team leader Lindsay Cruddas is a registered Specialist Conservation Architect. Our Heritage Assistant Ruth Gray recently completed a Masters in Public History and Heritage at the University of Derby.  

We use our experience to provide the right level of detail to accompany applications for planning permission and listed building consent.

Thinking of buying a listed building or a home in a Conservation Area? For a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your project or property, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out how we can help.

Key Contact

Jon Millhouse


Lindsay Cruddas

Specialist Conservation Architect

Heritage services

Heritage Projects

A selection of our Heritage Projects

John Smedleys Ltd

Planning & Design were instructed as planning consultants to deliver a complex set of proposals for redevelopment, conversion and part demolition on a site at…