Locally listed buildings

Impact of the Local List

Inclusion of a heritage asset on the Local List provides no additional planning controls and does not prevent development or change. It does not affect your permitted development rights. That includes the rights to make certain changes to a building without the need to apply for planning permission. Inclusion on the Local List, however, would be taken into account and would be used to inform any planning decisions. The fact that a building or site is on the Local List means that its conservation as a heritage asset is a consideration when determining a planning application.

The Local List is one of a palette of tools that the Council can use to help protect historic buildings within the District. Maintaining a local list is an established way for local councils and communities to identify and celebrate historic buildings, archaeological sites and designed landscapes which enrich and enliven their area.

Local lists sit within a range of measures for identifying and protecting buildings and areas of heritage or townscape interest, which includes national designations such as listed buildings, scheduled monuments and historic parks and gardens and conservation areas, as well as buildings and sites which have been identified locally as having some heritage interest meriting consideration in planning decisions.

Inclusion on a local list delivers a sound, consistent and accountable way of identifying local heritage assets to the benefit of good strategic planning for the area and to the benefit of owners and developers wishing to fully understand local development opportunities and constraints. Local lists therefore complement national designations in building a sense of place and history for localities and communities. Local listing is intended to highlight heritage assets which are of local heritage interest in order to ensure that they are given due consideration when change is being proposed.