A LIST of important local heritage assets has still not been formalised, more than a year after money was set aside to complete it.

The “Local List” should set out details of historic buildings in York which are not listed by English Heritage, but which are still important to the area.

York’s version of this exists in draft form, but despite a budget of £5,000 being set aside in February 2016, there is still no sign of a final version.

The draft list includes both Reynards garage and Burnholme Working Men’s Club, both of which have been demolished in the last three years, as well as well-known buildings like Yearsley Pool, the old Theatre Royal arches on Fulford Road, and the Bile Beans advert on Lord Mayor’s Walk.

Heritage experts say that while an implemented Local List would not provide absolute protection for the structures it recognises, it could be considered a “material consideration” on planning applications.

A spokesman for the city council said the £5,000, which was part of the 2016/17 budget set in February 2016, was still in the accounts earmarked to support the development of the Local List, working with the community.

This funding was originally given to cover administrative and officer support for the newly established Local List sub-group of the York Environment Forum, she added.

“Discussions are underway and we are keen to explore this further, subject to resources.”

Conservation expert Alison Sinclair, who was involved in the Local List when the draft was first developed in 2013, said it was her belief work on it had been suspended because of a lack of resources.

An implemented Local List could be particularly useful for buildings from York’s more recent history, she added.

Many impressive Victorian buildings cannot be statutorily listed because they fall outside the cut off date, she said, meaning those that have survived could be at risk.