Works to a Listed Building (including
alterations, extensions or demolition) will usually 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
Often these works also require approval
under the Building Regulations. 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 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 Building Control and Conservation and Heritage 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' and
'Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings' covering the
application of Part L of the Building Regulations to historically
and traditionally constructed buildings.
Last Updated - 20/11/2012