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Decision-Making Principles for Listed Building and Other Consents

When considering permissions and consents for works that affect heritage assets there are a number of principles and obligations which the relevant authority must adhere to.

Most of these are set out in policy and guidance. Alongside are some important and inescapable legal considerations.  

This section outlines the key decision-making principles and consultation obligations involved in processing an application. These principles are the heart of how conservation is achieved in England and are essential reading for anyone who wishes to obtain consent more easily and thereby to conserve our heritage more effectively and efficiently.

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