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Listed Building Applications


Distinct from planning permission, Listed Building consent is also required for undertaking work to any Listed Building which will affect its special value for listing purposes.


This will almost certainly be necessary for any major works, but may also be necessary for minor alterations and possibly even repairs and maintenance.

Listed Building Consent may also be necessary for a change of use of the property.

Works such as re-pointing and even repainting can give rise to the need for a Listed Building consent, even if planning permission is not necessary. Replacement windows and doors are common areas of controversy and strict control. Identical repairs in matching materials may not require consent, but it is always advisable to check with the Councils' Listed Buildings Officer, (usually located in the Planning Department) before undertaking any work.

You may need to submit a Listed Building Application where your proposal does not directly affect the Listed building but is close enough to potentially affect the 'setting' of a listed building. Your proposal may need to be sympathetically altered to suit the circumstances.

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