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Listed building consent

Listed building consent is required for any works that affect the special architectural or historic interest of the building. In this instance, 'building' can include any structure within the curtilage of the site built before 1948.

Listed building consent may be required for proposed alterations to either the interior or exterior of the building. This consent must be obtained before works are carried out and any schedule of works should allow time for the application to be processed.

Generally you will require listed building consent if you are proposing to:

  • Alter the external appearance of the property
  • Alter the building, either internally or externally
  • Demolish any part of the building, including interior partitions
  • Extend the building

Examples of the type of work that require consent include:

  • Replacement or alteration of windows, doors or roof lights
  • Painting or rendering of previously bare surfaces
  • Addition of any type of cladding
  • Attachment of objects to the building, such as satellite TV dishes, meter boxes, burglar alarm boxes, external lights
  • Replacements or alteration of gates or boundary walls
  • Replacement or roof covering, alterations to other buildings on the property
  • Non-standard repairs

The above list is by no means exhaustive and advice should be sought before carrying out any work. We ask that all requests for advice be submitted in writing with as much information about the proposed works as possible, including plans and or photographs.

Some of these works may also require an application for planning permission.