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Apply to make alterations to a listed building

You must apply for permission before making any alterations either inside or outside a Listed Building which may affect its character. This could include demolition, including chimneys, internal walls, or of buildings or walls within the grounds, extensions or a new roof or windows. 

Please contact us well in advance of starting work so we can advise you on which permissions you will need. We will send you application forms and guidance notes and advise you about the correct construction methods and appropriate materials.

Email us to make alterations to a listed building

It is a criminal offence to carry out work without permission. The maximum sentence on a conviction in the Magistrates Court is 6 years imprisonment, a fine of up to £20,000 or both. If convicted in the Crown Court you could face 2 years imprisonment or an unlimited fine. The Council can also issue an enforcement notice which means that the owner must put the building back into its original condition, with a fine of up to £20,000 in the Magistrates Court or an unlimited fine in the Crown Court upon failure to comply.