Buildings of national architectural and historic interest are protected under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.
Listed buildings are protected by law. It's a criminal offence to carry out works to a listed building without first obtaining consent from the council - even if you didn't know the building was listed. If you're in any doubt about whether proposed work requires Listed Building Consent, contact the council's conservation team by emailing email@example.com or calling 01895 250230.
Listed Building Consent (LBC) is required for the demolition of a listed building and for any alterations - internal or external - that would affect its special architectural or historic interest. It's also required for any building or feature fixed to a listed building or a pre-1948 structure within the grounds of the listed building at the time of listing, otherwise referred to as a curtilage listed building.
As the Local Planning Authority, we would determine whether or not works require Listed Building Consent. Some works may be considered as repairs. If you're considering any alterations or repairs to your listed building and would like some general advice, please contact the conservation team on firstname.lastname@example.org.