What is a listed building?
A 'listed building' is a building, object or structure that has been judged to be of national importance in terms of architectural or historic interest. It is included on a register called the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Compiled by the Department for Culture, Media and Sports, (DCMS), under the provisions of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest comprises a wide variety of structures, from castles and cathedrals to milestones and village pumps.
Permission, known as Listed Building Consent, must be obtained from the Local Planning Authority for any proposed alteration that would affect a listed building's special interest. The Councils Conservation Officer will be able to provide advice and guidance regarding the need for Listed Building Consent in relation to specific proposals.