People in Havering have been asked to put forward "much loved and distinctive" heritage sites they would like to see protected from development.

Havering Council is updating its Heritage Register of more than 200 buildings, monuments, gardens, sites and landscapes that have historic and cultural value to the community for the first time since 2014.

Once classified as "heritage", a site gets some protection under the National Planning Framework. If redevelopment plans are submitted, its inclusion on the list makes it a “material consideration” in the decision.

The council is asking residents to nominate sites that should be included in its updated Local Heritage List.

Romford Station, Manor Farm, Harrow Lodge and Romford Brewery are among the places that currently hold the status.

The council previously conducted a survey on what should be added to the criteria for classifying a site as a heritage site. It has now launched a second consultation on the places that can be added to the heritage list itself.

The council’s consultation page says: “Havering’s Local Heritage List helps our communities and the local planning authority to identify heritage assets that are much loved and a distinctive part of our local historic environment.

“It provides a comprehensive list of the location of assets and what is significant about them.”

All the nominations received will reportedly by assessed by “heritage experts” against the criteria which was consulted on before.

The consultation closes on December 21. Responses can be sent on council's website following this link: