Working with Listed Buildings
Listed Building Consent is a form of planning control developed to protect buildings of special architectural or historical interest. This control is in addition to any planning requirements which would normally apply. Listed Building Consent is intended to prevent the demolition, alteration or extension of a listed building without the express consent of the local planning authority.
The approval process applies to any works, including the demolition, alteration or extension, if it is likely to affect a building of special architectural or historical interest. It is a criminal offence to carry out work which needs listed building consent without obtaining Formal Approval beforehand.
Masefields Architects has many years experience of working with listed buildings ranging from minor repairs to remodelling and extensions. Understanding the history of the property and establishing the key architectural features is paramount to applying for Listed Building Consent and subsequently undertaking any work on these buildings.
With an in-depth understanding of the issues and the planning process, Masefields can offer a valuable insight into the potential of what can be achieved and assist clients through the often long and tortuous process of gaining approval.