A listed building is one that is of ‘special architectural or historic interest’ and has been included on a List kept by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
The principles of selection for these lists were originally drawn up by an expert committee of architects, antiquaries and historians, and are still followed. Buildings that qualify for listing are (a) All buildings before 1700 which survive in anything like their original condition, (b) Most buildings between 1700 and 1840, though selection is necessary, and (c) between 1840 and 1914 only buildings of definite quality and character; the selection being designed to include the principal works of the principal architects. Selected buildings of high quality between 1914 and 1939 are also considered, and particularly important post-war buildings more than thirty years old are also eligible for listing.
Listed Building Classification
Grade I These are buildings of exceptional interest
Grade II* These are particularly important buildings of more than special interest
Grade II These are buildings of special interest, which warrant every effort being made to preserve them
The List is a statutory document, which identifies the address of each property together with a description of its architecture and history. The description can include references to age, style, main features of the building and architect (where known).
Application’s for Listed Building Consent are made in a similar fashion to planning application’s on a form that can be obtained from the Council’s Planning team. There is no fee for Listed Building Consent.
It can sometimes be quite difficult to tell what changes affect the character of a building. If you are thinking of making changes to a Listed Building and are in any doubt as to whether consent is needed, please contact the Planning team. It is important to remember that it is an offence to demolish, alter or extend a Listed Building without Listed Building Consent. Unauthorised work to a Listed Building is a criminal offence that carries heavy penalties.
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