Buildings, structures or sites will be added to the local listed buildings list. for historic, architectural or communal reasons.
A local listing entry becomes a material consideration whenever planning permission is required for the building, structure or site in question.
Local listing it is not the same as national listing which is a statutory designation (backed by legislation) and carries a much higher level of protection. Locally listed buildings do not require listed building consent for works unlike buildings on the national list. However, it is still a very useful way of ensuring planning proposals respect the special local interest of buildings, structures or sites on the local list and ensures this is taken into account during the planning process.
Buildings, structures or sites are selected for inclusion on the local list based on their relative age, degree of survival, rarity, architectural and historical importance, social and community value and group and townscape merit.