A 'listed building' is a building, object or structure that has been judged to be of national historical or architectural interest.
We are responsible for considering applications to demolish a listed building or for any alteration or extension which would affect its character as a building of architectural or historic interest
Listed buildings consent
It is an offence to demolish, alter or extend a listed building with first obtaining listed building consent.
Listed building consent is separate from planning permission, which may also be required.
The alteration of listed buildings requires the greatest skill and care in order to avoid damage to the historic structure, and to ensure that any additions are in keeping. As a general rule, it is always better to repair, rather than replace, original features, however, if replacement is necessary it is essential that the feature is replaced as existing.