Altering or extending a listed building

If a building or structure is listed, demolition or any works which would alter or extend it in any way that affects its character needs listed building consent from the council.

Carrying out alterations to a listed building without listed building consent is a criminal offence.

When is listed building consent needed?

Examples of work which normally need consent include:

  • Changing windows and doors
  • Putting in dormer windows or roof lights
  • Changing roofing materials
  • Moving or removing internal walls
  • Making new doorways
  • Removing or altering fireplaces, panelling or staircases.

For more advice for owners of listed buildings see the English Heritage website This link will take you to an external website... .

If you are in any doubt as to whether listed building consent is needed please contact our conservation officer (see contacts section of this page).

How to apply for listed building consent

For information about how to apply for listed building consent, see our page on How to submit a planning application, where you can find an application form and guidance notes on how to apply.

For information about receiving advice prior to submitting an application, see our page on Pre-application planning advice.

Last reviewed: 28 - 06 - 2016

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