Within a listed building, works that require
approval under the Building Regulations (including alterations,
extensions or demolition) will usually also require an application
for Listed Building Consent to be submitted to the Council.
Such works may include any structural works, re-roofing, the
insertion of flues, extractor vents, replacing windows, doors or
For listed buildings, it is essential that
the special architectural and historic interest of the building is
protected. Certain requirements under Part L of the Building
Regulations may be relaxed for conservation purposes (this is also
true of non-listed buildings within a Conservation Area). If
there is any doubt as to whether the works require Listed Building
Consent, please contact one of the Council's Conservation Officers. Should you have
queries over the relaxation of Building Regulation requirements,
please contact our Building Control
If the works you propose do require both
Listed Building Consent and Building Regulations approval, it is
recommended that prior to the submission of either application, you
should contact both our Building Control and Conservation teams to discuss your proposals.
Should you carry out works authorised under
the Building Regulations but not with Listed Building Consent, and
if the works are deemed to detrimentally affect the special
interest of the building, it is likely that enforcement action will be taken against you.
English Heritage have
produced a help guide
'Building Regulations and Historic Buildings' which will
provide further information.
Last Updated - 13/06/2012