Within England, we are fortunate to have many historic buildings, the most important of which are afforded statutory protection as Listed Buildings. If you own such a property then you will likely require Listed Building Consent if you wish to alter it. This consent is necessary, in addition to planning permission.
Listed buildings are recognised as being of significant importance to our heritage, and as such the redevelopment, demolition, change of use or significant alteration of a Listed Building is strictly controlled by the Local Planning Authority.
When preparing a scheme that affects a Listed Building, the input of specialist architects and negotiation with the Councils Conservation Officer is recommended in most cases. Using our experience of dealing with Listed Buildings, we can offer design solutions and project management in order to secure the necessary planning permission and Listed Building Consent for the alterations/additions you wish to make.