Planning and Listed Buildings

Any works to a Listed Building, other than a like for like repair, require an application for Listed Building Consent. This covers work which, on an unlisted building, would be classed as permitted development.

If you propose to carry out either internal or external alterations or extensions to a listed building which would affect its character, you will need to apply for Listed Building Consent.

This procedure is similar to that for planning consent except that the application is not subject to a fee charge from the local planning authority.

The work proposed may also require planning permission and the law requires two separate applications to be submitted; one for planning consent and one for Listed Building Consent.

Listed Buildings are classified as follows:

Grade I

These buildings are of exceptional interest.

Grade II*

These are particularly important buildings.

Grade II

The majority of Listed Buildings fall under the classification of Grade II and include a full range of buildings.