Listed building consent

You will need to apply for listed building consent to demolish, alter or extend a listed building 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.

It's important to note that an application for planning permission may also be needed 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, 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, you should submit the combined planning permission and listed building consent form.

You can access our application forms here.

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

Pre Application Service

We operate a pre application service to give advice to customers before a formal application is made.

Views or opinions expressed are given in good faith, and to the best of ability, without prejudice to the formal consideration of the planning application. The application needs to undergo consultation with the public and interested parties which 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.