- Listed Buildings - A Guide for Owners and Occupiers
- We offer pre-application advice to potential applicants on the likelihood of getting permission for alterations to or development affecting a listed building - Please click here for Guidance on Pre-application Advice
- we normally get consulted on planning and listed building consent applications, in order for us to provide advice on the appropriateness of alterations to or development proposals affecting listed buildings
- We can offer basic advice on repairs to listed buildings
- Please click here Pre-application form for further information on this service
We have over 2,500 listed buildings within Wychavon. These are buildings of special architectural or historic interest (or 'significance') that have been identified as being worthy of protection under special legislation, most often buildings that pre-date 1840. They represent the best examples of the Nation's architectural and historic heritage.
Buildings are listed by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (advised by English Heritage), and are classified into grades I, II* and II, based on their degree of significance. Proposals which may affect a Listed Building will be assessed in order to ensure that they preserve both the significance and setting of the historic building, and that they do not result in any damage or loss of fabric or of any features of special interest it may possess.
You can search My Local Area to find out if a building is listed. Please bear in mind that not all listed buildings will be shown, for example, buildings which are listed by association (or 'curtilage listed') will not be shown. If in doubt, please telephone or email us for information about curtilage listed buildings.
Proposals affecting listed buildings will be determined against policies contained in the Adopted Wychavon District Local Plan, in particular, policies ENV13, ENV14 and ENV15. Regard will also be had to national guidance contained in the NPPF.
The Heritage Team
- advises on repairs, alterations and development proposals affecting listed buildings (such as extensions, new structures affecting the setting of a listed building, etc.).
Applications for listed building consent can be submitted by making an online Application.
How much will it cost?
There is no fee payable for making a Listed Building Consent application.
There is however a hidden cost in the level of drawn detail and supporting information, such as a Design and Access Statement, and in the majority of cases this will require a registered architect or chartered building surveyor.
Where a planning application is submitted in parallel with an application for listed building consent, a single, combined statement should address the requirements of both.
The combined statement should address the elements required in relation to a planning application in the normal way, and the additional requirements in relation to listed building consent.
The design and access statement should explain the design principles and concepts that have been applied to the scale, layout and appearance characteristics of a proposal.
A design and access statement relating to listed building consent should include a brief explanation, of how the design has taken account of the special architectural interest of the building including the following aspects:
- The historic and special architectural importance of the building
- The particular physical features of the building that justify its designation as a listed building; and
- The building's setting.
The statement will need to explain the approach to ensuring that the historic and special architectural importance of the listed building is preserved or enhanced.
Where an aspect of the design has the potential to affect this adversely, the statement should explain why it is necessary, and what measures have been taken to minimise its impact.
For further information contact:
- Planning Application Forms, Fees, and Checklists
- Advice and Guidance - Planning Pre-Application Advice
- History of Windows and Glass - A Guide for Owners and Occupiers
- Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance Guidance
- Accessible historic environment - supplementary planning document
- English Heritage website
- Energy conservation in traditional buildings
- Georgian Group website
- Victorian Society website