My business is in a listed building

When do I need listed building consent?

If you want to carry out work to a listed building, you will need to get listed building consent from us - this includes any work that will alter or affect the character, inside or outside, of a listed building.

Repairs which match the existing historic fabric exactly may not need consent, but we still recommend you contact us first, so we can advise you.

Examples of work which may need consent include changing windows and doors, painting over brickwork or removing external surfaces, putting in dormer windows or rooflights, putting up aerials, satellite dishes and burglar alarms, changing roofing materials, moving or removing internal walls, making new doorways, and removing or altering fireplaces, panelling or staircases.

More information can be found on Historic England's website.