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Listed building consent

Consent is required for any works to a listed building that would affect its special architectural or historic interest.

Published: 30 December 2020

Last updated: 2 February 2021

Listed building consent is required for any works to a listed building that would affect its special architectural or historic interest. 

You should read the checklist of documents you need to submit before making your application.  

Listed buildings and the law

This applies to all types of works and covers all parts of the building (interior and exterior),  

Work to attached buildings and certain surrounding buildings that form part of the curtilage may also need consent. . 

Works to places of worship in use by one of the exempt religious denominations are exempt from the requirement for listed building consent and planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area but not exempt from the requirements of planning permission.  

For further information, including a list of exempt religious denominations, visit Historic England.

Application by post

The quickest method is to apply online. However, if you unable to do this, then you will need to download the application below, and send the completed form to the address on the form. 

Application form

More information

Learn more about listed buildings.