Find out if you need listed buildings consent

Any work, internal or external, that will affect the special character of the listed building will require our consent.

You will need consent for:

  • demolition of all or part of a listed building (including buildings and structures in the curtilage)
  • alterations (including internal works) that affect the character of the building
  • extensions
  • repairs that involve replacing important parts of the building's fabric, or using different materials (such as replacing a slate roof with tiles)

Carrying out works without consent

When a building is listed, it is an offence to carry out work to the building that affect its architectural or historic interest without our approval.  You could be liable to prosecution, and be made to put right any changes you have made.  The maximum penalty could include imprisonment and unlimited fines.