Listed building consent

You'll need to apply for listed building consent to demolish, alter or extend a listed building.  This being in a way that would affect its character, as a building of architectural or historic interest. It's a criminal offence to carry out works to a listed building without the required consent. Carrying out unauthorised work can result in a fine and/or a prison sentence. You may also be required to put the building back to the way it was before work was carried out.

Applying for planning permission may also be needed.  This is if the scale or location of planned works is beyond permitted limits. These limits apply to all buildings, whether listed or not.

If the works you plan to undertake to a listed building clearly don't go beyond the permitted limits.  Then you only need to submit the listed building consent form.

If the works you plan to undertake to a listed building do go beyond the permitted limits.  Then you should submit the combined planning permission and listed building consent form.

Access our planning and buildings application forms.

It's best to ask our advice if you're not sure whether you need listed building consent.  If you do this before you start work to your property.  

Pre-application service

We operate a pre application service to give advice to customers before formally applying.

Views or opinions expressed are given in good faith, and to the best of ability.  These are without prejudice to the formal process of the planning application. It will need to undergo a consultation with the public and interested parties.  This will also be taken into account when the application is determined by us.

Officers cannot give guarantees about the final decision that will be made on your planning or related applications. However, we will consider the advice note when making a decision on future planning related applications. We will also consider changes in circumstances and information that could alter the original position.