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Historic England publishes an extensive range of expert advice and guidance to help care for and protect historic places
Historic England publishes an extensive range of expert advice and guidance to help care for and protect historic places

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Historic England Advice Note: Listed Building Consent Advice

This Historic England Advice Note gives both general advice for owners of listed buildings about listed building consent as an application process and on how to judge whether proposals need consent, how to achieve certainty on the need for consent, and how to make successful applications. It also gives advice on works that may or may not need listed building consent, depending on how the works are proposed to be carried out.

The advice note emphasises that successful applications are based on an understanding from the start of where special interest as a listed building lies. It outlines the staged approach by which an owner will maximise the chance of a successful listed building consent application and how helpful it is to take advice from professional advisors and experienced contractors/craftspeople. Finally, the annex contains a table giving information helpful to owners of listed houses on the need for listed building consent, or not, for a list of the kind of works they might more usually wish to carry out to their house.

This public consultation is open to everyone and closes on Monday 21 December 2020. Please send your feedback to [email protected]

Guidance Team

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