These are buildings of special architectural or historical interest which are subject to additional statutory protection. Listed Building Consent is required for their demolition or for any alteration or extension which affects their character or appearance. Owners of such buildings are strongly advised to seek professional advice or consult the Town Planning Division when contemplating any work involving these buildings. Special advisory leaflets on Listed Buildings are available from your local council, along with application forms for Listed Building Consent.
From 1 April 2005 English Heritage will be responsible for the administration of the listing system. New notification and consultation procedures for owners and local authorities will be introduced, as well as clearer documentation for list entries. Further changes will be made to the listing system throughout 2005/06, including the introduction of new information packs for owners. The intention is to make the heritage protection system simpler, more transparent, and easier for everyone to use.More from English Heritage