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Listed Buildings – Restoration

If you’re considering making alterations to a listed or period property, it’s always best to be on the right side of the law, but it can be confusing. Do you need Planning Permission or Listed Building Consent, or even both? Here’s what the law says…So, you’ve bought the property of your dreams – yes it’s a listed building so needs a bit of internal decoration to make it the family home you had in mind, perhaps an extension to the back to create a des-res kitchen/diner, and you just have to get rid of that ugly lean-to on the side. Simple?Well, yes and no. There are laws in place when it comes to any planning works, whether your property is listed or not. These laws are there to protect homeowners and communities and to protect buildings of special architectural or historic interest.To make any changes to a listed building you first need to apply for Listed Building Consent from your local authority. This is for any works to the exterior and interior that may affect the character or appearance of your property as a building of special architectural or historic interest. So, that new staircase you want to put in, those dado rails you want to rip out – it all needs to have consent. As for that groovy kitchen/diner extension, make sure you have the relevant consents in place before going ahead.You also need Listed Building Consent if you are seeking to demolish a listed building, so before you

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