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Listed building and conservation area assessment

What should a Listed Building and Conservation Assessment contain?

The objectives of a listed building assessment is to describe in simple terms the purpose and need for the proposed alterations, justifying why this option has been adopted as opposed to possible alternatives. 

Key matters include the design principles and concepts that have been applied to the works including consideration of the impact of scale, layout, appearance, character and any potential new use. Applicants should demonstrate how the proposals are designated to minimise the impacts on the layout and architectural features and compliment the external features of the original building.

The scope and degree of detail necessary in the written justification will vary according to particular circumstances of each application. Applicants are advised to discuss proposals with a planning officer before any application is made.

Further Guidance

Listed buildings: advice from Historic England