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Built Heritage Conservation Advice

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Pre-application enquiry and advice service relating to works to listed buildings, and other heritage assets.
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We can give you pre-application advice in relation to Listed Buildings or developments in Conservation Areas and World Heritage sites.

You may also require planning permission for your development proposal.  General planning advice can be found on our pre-application advice page.

How to arrange Built Heritage Conservation Advice

Please complete our Request for listed building and conservation area pre-application advice form and email it to

How much does it cost?

Costs can vary depending on what type of advice you require. 

Pre-application advice for listed building consent and for developments within conservation areas

We can give pre-application advice on all applications involving works to a listed building or in a conservation area and all informal enquiries from prospective purchasers.  The following charges apply:

  • Written advice:  £90 per hour
  • Up to 1 hour office meeting and written advice:  £120
  • Up to 1 hour site meeting and written advice:  £180

Site Development monitoring charges for listed building consent

We can give advice on site development projects such agreeing samples/details, changes to approved plans, uncovering historic fabric etc.  The following charges apply:

  • Up to 1 hour site meeting:  £120
  • Up to 1 hour site meeting and written advice:  £180

Completions certificate charges to certify compliance with listed building consent

We can give issue completion/compliance certificates for listed building consent.  The following charges apply:

  • Up to 1 hour site meeting and written advice / completion certificate:  £180


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What happens after requesting the advice?

We will contact you within 5 working days to let you know that we’ve received your form.

If you have not sent the required information then we’ll contact you and explain what you need to do.  If we have had all the information we need, we aim to provide written advice within 21 days.

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