Listed building consent
Listed building consent is required for all works of demolition, alteration or extension to a listed building that affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest.
Listed building consent is a separate process to planning permission. It is important to note that carrying out unauthorised works to a listed building is a criminal offence and individuals can be prosecuted.
Permitted development rights are also more restricted within the curtilage of a listed building. For example, new structures including fences and walls within the curtilage of a listed building are likely to require planning permission.
We offer a pre-application advice service to anyone wanting help with listed building consent before submitting an application. This is a chargeable service.
If you are unsure, please seek pre-application advice.
Historic England also offer a pre-application service.
Any proposals which will affect a heritage asset or its setting will require a Heritage Statement. This should include information from the Historic environment Record.
A Heritage Statement should be submitted with the following types of application:
- Listed building consent applications
- Planning applications affecting any of the following or their setting: listed buildings, conservation areas, scheduled ancient monuments, registered park and gardens, registered battlefields and World Heritage Sites
- Planning applications affecting a non-designated heritage asset
It is good practice for a Heritage Statement to be researched and prepared at the beginning of the process of formulating proposals. The significance of the heritage asset and any constraints that this imposes should then influence the development of the proposals.
Building regulations may be applied more sensitively in relation to listed buildings. The impact of applying regulations should be addressed within any application made for listed building consent.
It is important to bear in mind that building regulations approval is not the same as listed building consent. Building regulations work which constitutes alteration of, or addition to the fabric of a building is likely to require listed building consent.