The need for listed building consent

In accordance with Section 7 of the Planning (Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas) Act 1990, Listed Building Consent is required for: “the demolition of a Listed Building or for its alteration or extension in any manner which would affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest”. This includes:

External works (including to buildings considered listed by curtilage association):

  • Replacement windows and doors;
  • New openings;
  • Infilling of/alteration to existing openings;
  • Comprehensive repointing;
  • Removal/alterations to chimneys;
  • Roof replacement (including materials and structural timber/steel);
  • Rooflights;
  • Solar panels;
  • Heat pumps (where attached to the Listed Building) and associated pipework;
  • Satellite dishes;
  • Extract vents, flues, meter boxes;
  • Lighting and associated cabling or trunking);
  • Handrails;
  • Replacement guttering (unless exactly like for like in material and design)
  • New external pipework;
  • New or replacement signage;
  • Shopfront alterations or replacement;
  • Extensions, including porches and conservatories;
  • External painting (unless exactly like-for-like);
  • External rendering (unless a patch repair which is exactly like-for-like material and finish);
  • External insulation;
  • Injection damp proofing;
  • Alterations to historic boundary walls, railings, gates or fencing in the curtilage;
  • Alterations to historic outbuildings in the curtilage;
  • Alterations to historic paving and fixed historic garden features.

Internal works (including within buildings considered listed by curtilage association):

  • Removal of walls;
  • Opening up of new internal doorways;
  • Insertion of new internal walls;
  • Removal or alteration to staircases;
  • Removal or alteration of historic:
    • chimney breasts;
    • flooring;
    • ceilings;
    • plaster (if on a large scale);
    • fireplaces;
    • coving;
    • skirting;
    • doors;
    • architrave;
    • panelling;
  • Secondary glazing;
  • Loft conversions;
  • Cellar conversions;
  • Internal wall or floor insulation;
  • Damp proofing.

Listed Building Consent is not required for new free-standing structures including outbuildings and boundary treatments (unless they are fixed to the Listed Building or a historic structure in the curtilage). LBC is also not normally required for new hard surfacing.

In the curtilage of a Listed Building, Planning Permission is required for:

  • Certain extensions (including larger porches and conservatories);
  • New walls, fencing, gates or railings;
  • New outbuildings/structures (including fixed play equipment, sheds, greenhouses, free-standing solar panels or heat pumps).

If you require further advice on any proposed alterations or repairs, or are unsure, please do not hesitate to contact the Conservation Team at Bassetlaw District Council on 01909 533427, or by email at

Last Updated on Wednesday, February 9, 2022