Conservation and heritage assets

Listed buildings

Buildings of national architectural and historic interest are protected under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

Listed buildings are protected by law. It's a criminal offence to carry out works to a listed building without first obtaining consent from the council - even if you didn't know the building was listed. If you're in any doubt about whether proposed work requires Listed Building Consent, contact the council's conservation team by emailing or calling 01895 250230.

How do I find out if my property is listed?

Check the National Heritage List for England on the Historic England website.

Making changes to a listed building

Listed Building Consent (LBC) is required for the demolition of a listed building and for any alterations - internal or external - that would affect its special architectural or historic interest. It's also required for any building or feature fixed to a listed building or a pre-1948 structure within the grounds of the listed building at the time of listing, otherwise referred to as a curtilage listed building.

Apply for Listed Building Consent

There's no fee required for this application.

As the Local Planning Authority, we would determine whether or not works require Listed Building Consent. Some works may be considered as repairs. If you're considering any alterations or repairs to your listed building and would like some general advice, please contact the conservation team on

Note: Works permitted under the The Town and Country Planning GPDO 1995 (as amended) may still require Listed Building Consent if the building is listed.

Further information about making changes to your property can be found on the Historic England website.

Applying for listing

Anyone can recommend a building or site for listing, you can apply directly at Historic England.

Heritage at risk

The Heritage at Risk Register is managed by Historic England. For further information, visit the heritage at risk section of its website.

Page last updated: 22 Feb 2023