Conservation

Listed buildings are regulated by a grading system to monitor any alterations and ensure that our heritage is maintained to a high standard, buildings are therefore allocated with grade 1, 2* or 2, depending on their historical importance as an individual building or within their local area.

Any proposed works to a listed building must receive listed building consent.  Additionally, if your property is located within a Conservation Area, regardless of age or vigour, consent will also be required for external works to your property.

Together with our conservation and archaeological consultants we have the required knowledge and skill base to produce listed building and conservation area applications.  We work closely with the local authority and English Heritage where necessary to ensure that any alterations or additions to such buildings are carried out sympathetically and in accordance with the clients, the buildings and the authority’s requirements.

Our applications are based on information supplied in the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act and Planning Policy Guidance 15 and 16, which outline certain requests and requirements for listed buildings and conservation areas as set by government and local authorities.  Each case is treated individually and designed to suit requirements the building and its owners.

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