Listed Buildings are protected under the Planning Act 1990 (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) and covers buildings of architectural, or historical character and interest.
There are around 500,000 listed buildings in the UK and they are given one of 3 statuses:
Listed buildings can also be located in Conservation Areas, which is a part of land deemed worth preserving by law. This means all historical details of interest; such as buildings, street paving and trees should be preserved to a regulatory standard. There are over 8,000 sites that benefit from this act in the UK today.
Before making changes which affect the character of a listed building, or conservation area, planning consent is required by law from your Local Authority.
If you need any advice on replacing or repairing your listed building windows, our friendly team is here to help.
Instances where you need planning consent for windows:
Usually, making repairs or making a like-for-like replacement would not require consent. However, we always recommend you check with Planning Services first so as to avoid serious repercussions.
Your Council’s ‘Planning Portal’ system now makes planning application much simpler. When applying for planning consent there will be several factors to take into account: