Listed buildings have been classified as having architectural or historic importance by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Any plan to change them that might affect their special character must be agreed by the Council.
Listed buildings are divided into three categories:
- Grade I - buildings of exceptional interest
- Grade II - buildings of special interest
- Grade II - other buildings of special interest
Within Telford and Wrekin, there are currently 804 entries in the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
Listing does not mean that a building cannot be altered or extended but any work done must be sympathetic to the character and appearance of the building and should avoid loss of original fabric. No fee is payable for a listed building application alone but works may also need a separate planning permission which does involve a fee. If an application is refused there is a right to appeal to the Secretary of State.
If you wish to make changes to a listed building you must first apply for listed building consent.
Listed building consent
Listed building consent is required to demolish, extend or alter any part of a listed building, inside, outside or within its boundary curtilage, as well as in the curtilage itself (this includes walls, fences, etc). Alterations can also involve the replacement of windows and doors and the removal of chimneys, inner walls or architectural features. Applications and other information can be found on the Planning Portal website.
Find listed buildings
You can find out if your property is a listed building, or search for listed buildings in your area, on the English Heritage website.
Scheduled monument consent
Scheduled monument consent must be obtained from the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport through English Heritage for most works and other activities that physically affect the scheduled monument. Applications and other information can be found on the English Heritage website.