An enhanced List description will set out more clearly what is protected as part of the listing. This can help the local authority determine what proposals require Listed Building consent. It is also possible to exclude parts of buildings from protection, providing further clarity for those managing the building.
Listing Enhancement provides this service in a guaranteed time frame. We will make these Listing Enhancement recommendations to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in half the time of the free service, within 12 weeks for most straightforward cases.
Around 97% of England's listed buildings have List entries that pre-date 2004. Often these List entries only describe the front of the building, and yet legally, the designation typically extends to the entire property. Greater clarity over the extent of statutory protection provided by an enhanced List description can include identifying which structures at the address of a listed building are of special interest.
A full description of our Listing Enhancement service can be seen in the EAS Service Descriptions document below.
Our free service
Applications to update older List entries in this way can be made for free using the online application form available from our how to apply for listing page.
We only take forward applications under this free service where a case meets certain measures and the time frame we take to complete them depends on relative priority with other cases.
How to apply for a Listing Enhancement
Listing Enhancement is available by completing an online application form.
Full details are available on our How to Apply for Listing page.
If you would like to discuss this new service further then please contact the Listing team using the contact information below.