Listed building consent application for restauration works to the external envelope of a Grade II listed Georgian house South East London.

The roof and façade of this listed Georgian property required substantial repairs which made it necessary to apply for listed building consent.

When is listed building consent required?

If the proposed works are more significant than repairs, then consent will be required. To acquire consent to alter, extend or demolish a listed building an application must be submitted to the local planning authority. This is a similar process to planning consent but requires a separate application. Listed building controls are in addition to any planning regulations that apply. The applications are made at the same time and would usually both be submitted by the Architect. With listed buildings, considerably more information will be required.

If the works are only to the interior of a listed building, then planning consent might not be required. In this case, only listed building consent will be necessary. In support of the application drawings and a report will still need to be prepared by an architect.

For applications for listed building consent, a conservation officer will be appointed by the Local Planning Authority to assess the proposals, and this would be in addition to a planning officer when planning consent is also applied for.

The success of an application often relies on the balance between the careful refurbishment of period details and any new alterations required.

Robert Potz Architects has significant experience working with historic buildings and are aware of the specific issues involved. We can advise on design proposals at early stage in projects to develop an overall strategy. We also work closely with specialist heritage consultants when working on listed buildings.


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