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Listed Building Consent

Listed Building Consent is required where it is proposed to demolish, extend or internally or externally alter any listed building. This may include painting, repairs, etc.

You can check to see if your property is listed in the planning applications section of our interactive maps (please note that some of our maps won't work in Google Chrome).

There are exceptions to the regulations, so it is probably best to consult with us first. Please contact us via email or telephone: 01233 331111.

What do you need to submit with your application form?

  • Site/Location Plans – These are available from registered suppliers. They should be A4 or A3 Ordnance Survey extracts and need to be up to date, drawn to scale (e.g. 1:1250 or 1:2500) and clearly showing the direction of North. The application site has to be outlined in red. If you own or control any other land, outline this area in blue.
  • Detailed drawings – Wherever possible, drawings of no less than 1:100 scale should accompany your application. These should indicate precisely which building(s) or part building(s) are to be demolished, the finished ground levels and materials used, etc. More detailed plans may be required where you are proposing works to the fabric of the existing building, for example, making new door openings or removing features such as fireplaces or replacing windows.
  • Heritage Statement – All Listed Building Consent applications require the submission of a Heritage Statement. The aim of the statement is to describe the significance of the listed building and demonstrate how this is affected by the proposals.
    The level of detail in a Heritage Statement is dependent on the nature of the works proposed and in the majority of cases a full architectural and historic analysis is unlikely to be required. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) states that the detail should be ‘no more than is sufficient to understand the potential impact of the proposal on [the listed building's] significance’. Read our Listed Building advice note.

Note: Some works may also require planning permission and you should submit an application at the same time. This will help to reduce delay in dealing with your application. Submit a Planning Application.

We must advertise an application for Listed Building Consent in a local newspaper and display a notice on site and wait 21 days after the advertisement has appeared before the application is decided. Any representations made on the application will be taken into account and published on our website.


There are no fees for applications for Listed Building Consent.