Work on listed buildings
If you want to do any kind of work on any part of a listed building you may need Listed Building Consent from us.
This is a special kind of planning permission that may be required as well as normal planning permission. Normal planning permission may also be required for any alterations or extensions which materially affect the appearance of the listed building, and for things like the erection of gates, fences or walls which enclose the listed building in some way. Similarly, new development in the grounds of a listed building may need normal planning permission, and Listed Building Consent as well if it is physically attached to the listed building.
As it is a criminal offence to carry out works to a listed building without Listed Building Consent, we advise that you discuss any proposals to alter a listed building with us first.
You don’t normally need listed building consent if you are doing like-for-like repairs that will match the existing materials and appearance.
We may take formal enforcement action, including prosecution, against owners, architects and contractors involved in any unauthorised works on listed buildings.
Common works that need Listed Building Consent
- Alterations including cosmetic alterations
- Substantial repairs