Apply for Listed Building Consent

Information on listed building consent

Listed Building Consent is required where it is proposed to demolish, extend or alter internally or externally any Listed Building. This may include painting, repairs, etc.Planning portal logo for signpost page

You can check to see if your property is listed via the My Property section. Listed buildings are found under the "Environmental Areas" tab of the maps. When making an application for Listed Building Consent we prefer to receive your application via the Planning Portal where you can also get further advice.

There are exceptions to the regulations, so it is probably best to consult with us first. Please contact us via the email to or telephone 01900 878704.

The process for getting Listed Building Consent

1. Plans

Three copies of all plans are required unless submitted electronically. The plans must include:

  • Site/Location Plans. A4 Ordnance Survey extracts can be obtained from our office in Workington for £26. These are required so that the property can be accurately located in our records. The plans should not be less than 1:2500 scale and the boundary of the application site must be edged red. Any other land in the applicant's ownership or control must be edged blue.
  • Detailed drawings.  Plans and elevation drawings, of not less than 1:100 scale should accompany your application. These should indicate precisely which building(s) or part building(s) are to be demolished, extended or altered, the finished ground levels and materials used, etcElevation and plans of specific architectural features to be altered should be at a scale of 1:10 or 1:20, and section plans showing details of any new window frame mouldings (etc) should be at 1:1 or 1:2 scale.

2. Advertising

The Local Planning Authority must advertise an application for Listed Building Consent in a local newspaper and display a notice on site for seven days. The Authority must wait 21 days after the advertisement has appeared before the application is decided. Any representations made on the application will be taken into account.

3. Certificate of ownership

All applications must include a Certificate of Ownership. If you are the owner or hold a lease with seven years or more to run complete Certificate A on the application form. If you are not the owner complete Certificate B and also the Notice No.1. The Notice No.1 should be detached and forwarded to the owner of the site. If neither Certificate applies, i.e. you do not know who the owner of the site is then please contact the Planning office before submitting an application.

Whichever Certificate is completed the signature of the applicant or agent and date must be given.

4. Fees

There are no fees for applications for Listed Building Consent.

5. Any other information

The application forms and plans should give all the essential factual details about your proposal.  It may be that there is a background or other information relevant to the application. Such information should be included in the form of a Heritage Statement. The inclusion of such information is not only helpful to the processing of your application but may avoid delay through further information being sought from you after the application has been submitted.

Note: where it is proposed to carry out redevelopment of a site you must, where planning permission for the new development is required, submit an application for consent at the same time. This will help to reduce delay in dealing with your application.

6. Public inspection

Each application is open for inspection by the public. In order to avoid delay in dealing with your application, ensure that you have:

  • Completed the application form
  • Completed the correct certificate of ownership
  • Edged the site in red on the site plans
  • Provided all other plans.

Building Regulations - In general, all forms of building and development require approval under the Building Regulations. Fees are payable.  Forms and advice are available from Building Control.

Downloadable Documents

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Adobe PDF format - download the viewerListed Building Consent form in PDF format544 Kb1 min 18 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb

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