Unlike most properties, a listed building does not enjoy the same permitted development rights as an unlisted building, which for example, allow a residential building to make internal alterations, change windows and even erect a garden shed.
Works to a listed building such as, internal alterations or painting the building a different colour, require listed building consent. Extending a listed building requires both planning permission and listed building consent. Planning permission is also required for the erection of an outbuilding in the curtilage of a listed building and to erect a garden fence to the boundary of the curtilage of a listed building.
A relatively recent type of application for works to a listed building is an application for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a Listed Building. This type of application can be used to establish whether proposed works to a listed building would be lawful and as such, works would not affect the character of the listed building, as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The main advantage of this type of application is the determination time, which takes 6 weeks, as opposed to 8 weeks required for a listed building consent application.
At Heritage Unlimited, we can prepare the required information and submit your planning application. We monitor your application and react accordingly to issues which may arise during the course of the application.
Heritage Unlimited can also provide written objections concerning planning applications affecting the historic environment.
In circumstances where your planning application has been refused by the local planning authority, Heritage Unlimited can provide appeal statements where matters relate to heritage.