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

Stanley Dock, Liverpool. © Historic England APB6812
Stanley Dock, Liverpool. © Historic England APB6812

Listing Enhancement

If you’re planning any changes to your listed building, or just interested in finding out more about the special interest it holds, then a Listing Enhancement can help.

What Listing Enhancement offers you

Unlike the old List Entries, which can be very brief, a new entry will give much more detail and set out clearly why a building has been listed and where its significance lies. Whilst in older List Entries the listing extends to the whole property, internally and externally, including extensions and other structures within the curtilage, Enhanced List Entries can detail what is excluded from the List Entry.

Enhanced listing would bring significant benefit - allowing for clearer advice and ultimately simpler decision making

David Warburton, EAS customer and Project Manager

We offer a guaranteed timeframe, usually within 12 weeks, in which we will make our recommendation to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). This means any changes you plan on making to the property can be timetabled with more confidence.

You may be required to apply to your local authority for Listing Building Consent before any work can begin. The certainty and clarity an Enhanced List Entry provides can help you from the earliest of stages, informing decisions about what changes may be possible and giving local authorities the detail they need to make quicker decisions.

Under Listing enhancement you can ask us to consider re-grading, re-listing and de-listing.

A full description of our Listing Enhancement service can be seen in the EAS Service Descriptions.

How to Apply

Listing Enhancement is available by completing an online application form.

Full details are available on our How to Apply for Listing page.

Our free service

Anyone can make a free application for amendment, addition or removal from the National Heritage List for England (NHLE).

Find out more about our free service

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