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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.

Common works that need Listed Building Consent

  1. Alterations including cosmetic alterations
  2. Substantial repairs
  3. Extensions
  4. Demolition
  5. Refurbishment

Submit a planning application

You can submit a planning application here.

Get your VAT back on works to listed buildings

You can get the VAT back on some goods and services related to altering a listed building with Listed Building Consent. Here are full details from GOV.UK.

Contact us

If you need to contact us about doing work on a listed building, here are our contact details

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