Listed Building Consent
Changes such as demolition, alteration or extension to a listed building can impact its architectural or historic value. If these works change or impact the character of the building then consent must be sought for the changes to be undertaken. Commencing such works without seeking this consent is a criminal offence and can only be defended if the changes were necessary due to health and safety. In certain cases planning permission is also necessary.
Features of a listed building can range from fireplaces and plasterwork, to the general layout and architecture and listed building consent ensures that Historic England and the National Amenity Societies are consulted before any changes to these are made.
Under some circumstances outbuildings are also protected by the listing on a property so be sure to seek advice before commencing work on any outbuildings your property may have.
We can offer advice on whether your property would require such consent alongside forming the planning application.