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Enhanced Advisory Services

Speed up projects and reduce risk with our four new paid-for services

Historic England offers four new services providing enhancements to our existing free planning and listing services.

Fast-track Listing: listing recommendations sent to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in a quicker and guaranteed timeframe

Listing Enhancement: greater clarity over the extent of statutory protection in a guaranteed timeframe

Extended Pre-Application Advice: additional pre-application advice beyond our initial free service

Listing Screening Service: assessment of the likelihood of any heritage assets with the degree of interest that would warrant statutory Listing

These pages provide more information on each of the four services, as well as details on how to request one of the services and their prices. 

Prior to these services launching in October 2015, we conducted a consultation on our proposals for these services in Spring 2015. Further information is available below.

  • Three storey grey concrete modern building with grass lawn in front and blue skies.

    Fast-Track Listing

    To get clarity sooner over whether a building should be listed or not, this paid-for service fast-tracks our part in the listing process.

  • View of a cafe interior and across the dock to other buildings.

    Listing Enhancement

    An enhanced list description will set out more clearly what is of special interest about a particular building.

  • Conference centre viewed through large sandstone gateway.

    Extended Pre-application Advice

    Pre-application advice reduces the risk of an application for consent being refused by the decision-making body.

  • General view of reopened pedestrian street.

    Listing Screening Service

    Reduce uncertainty early in the development process. Find out whether an area of land contains structures that could merit consideration for listing.

  • Riverside view of modern buildings under construction.

    Prices for the Enhanced Advisory Services

    As a public body we aim to cover the costs of these services. For each service we will assess your case and provide a cost estimate.

  • Bridges over the Tyne river connecting Newcastle and Gateshead at night

    Enhanced Advisory Services Consultation

    The Enhanced Advisory Services will offer greater speed, clarity and engagement from Historic England.