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Listed Building Consent

Historic England states that In general terms Listed building consent is required for all works of demolition, alteration or extension to a listed building that affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest.

The requirement applies to all types of works and to all parts of those buildings covered by the listing protection (possibly including attached and curtilage buildings or other structures), provided the works affect the character of the building as a building of special interest and it is a criminal offence not to seek consent when it is required.

We will work with the council’s conservation officer to ascertain what consent is needed and also to get an outline of what sort of work might be acceptable and how, if necessary, we can adapt your original ideas to make the chances of success higher. This will save you both time and expense further down the line.

However, we also assess this advice from the conservation officers and help to advise clients where we believe it to be incorrect, such that a heritage projects proposal might be shown to be acceptable.