Did you know that most building pre 1700 in the UK is likely to be on the Listed Building list?
Though only accounting for 2% of the build heritage in England, (92% are Grade II, 5.5% are Grade II* and 2.5% are Grade I)
Modern buildings can appear on the list too, if believed to be of significance, or are potentially under threat.
For everyday householders, careful consideration needs to be made on purchasing a listed building and the necessary consent you need for any work to the property.
Retrospective applications do not go down well with planning authorities if started and you must be mindful that any work undertaken before consent, is classed as a criminal not a civil offence.
But there is light at the end of the tunnel and if you prefer the heritage properties, help can be at hand with the use of our professional services to smooth the way.
With the right guidance and support, many types of work from minor repairs to large extensions are likely to be approved.
Top Tips we would recommend:
- Read the description of your Listed property on the Historic England National Heritage List, this will provide details of why the property is on the list and provide you with supportive information for any application.
- Check in with your Local Council to see what its thoughts are. This process can be assisted by working with a professional planning consultant who will already have good contacts with the Planning team. The Planning team may well have a Conservation Officer you can speak directly with.
- Review the previous planning history of the property to see what might have been approved and declined in the past.
- Do your own historical research on the property, look at Ordnance Survey plans, local archive offices to get a full picture of your building’s history.
We have worked on many projects concerning Heritage properties and understand the areas that can sometimes trip up residents who have over-ambitious plans for their heritage properties.
If you are thinking of buying one and require some research work to be completed or you currently own one and are considering some changes, please get in touch, we would love to work with you.
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