Listed building consent

Listed Building Consent is required for any work that would alter the character or appearance of a listed building. This includes any alteration, extensions or demolition. For general maintenance and repairs Listed Building Consent is not usually required, provided that the original fabric of the building is being restored, or where a restoration is not practicable a ‘like for like’ replacement is made.

A like for like replacement should be an exact replica of the original and not a just a mere resemblance to the original. Both the materials and style should be matched. However, if the repairs or maintenance would constitute as a building operation such as the replacement of an entire roof then consent will be required. However, advice and written approval should always be sought first by contacting the Conservation Team on 01909 533427 or email planning@bassetlaw.gov.uk.

Listing by curtilage association

Any buildings or structures within the curtilage or grounds of a listed building that were constructed before 1 July 1948, and were in the same use and ownership at the time of listing, are also considered listed. Therefore Listed Building Consent is likely required for any works affecting historic features such as garden walls, railings, gates, outbuildings, terraces, fixed garden ornaments (e.g. sundials) or paving. If you are in any doubt as to whether a building is listed, or if Listed Building Consent is required, please contact the Conservation Team on 01909 533427 or email planning@bassetlaw.gov.uk.

Unauthorised works to Listed Buildings

Under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, it is a criminal offence to carry out works to a Listed Building without first obtaining Listed Building Consent. Doing so can lead to prosecution proceedings, including heavy financial penalties and even a possible prison sentence.

Information required for Listed Building Consent applications

Precise architectural details and choice of materials are usually very important factors when determining applications for works that affect listed buildings. It is therefore vital that any drawings submitted with a related application are of a large enough scale and suitably annotated to illustrate all relevant features. An inadequate level of detail is likely to delay the application or result in refusal. Existing elevation and floor plans (depending on the nature of the application) and the proposed elevations and floor plans must be submitted.

For details such as windows, standard elevation and plan drawings may not suffice, and it is advisable also to submit sectional drawings of scales 1:20. For works involving architectural mouldings such as cornices and glazing bars, sectional drawings of these features 1:1 at scale may be necessary to allow a properly informed decision to be made. Photographs are often a useful and efficient way of giving an overview of the building or structure as it currently stands. If you are restoring a building historic photographs are a useful source to identify original and traditional features and can be included with your application.

Application Forms

Bassetlaw District Council have adopted the use of the paper version of the National Standard Application Form, known as 1APP. The forms are available to submit electronically using the Planning Portal.

The submission of planning applications electronically will continue to be hosted by the Planning Portal. Bassetlaw District Council actively encourages the submission of Planning Applications using the electronic method, this means you only need to complete one set of forms and there are no printing or postage costs.


Last Updated on Wednesday, February 9, 2022