Listed buildings are heritage buildings which have been 'listed' because of their special historical or architectural importance. Listing takes place under Part I, (sections 1 to 68) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.
What buildings are listed?
The National Heritage List for England is a searchable database of all nationally-designated heritage assets including Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments, Registered Parks and Gardens, Registered Battlefields and Protected Wrecks.
Listed building consent
You will need to apply to the council for listed building consent if:
- you want to demolish a listed building
- you want to alter or extend a listed building in a manner that would affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest
You may also need listed building consent for any works to separate buildings within the grounds of a listed building. There is more information about listed building consent on the Planning portal.
If you are in any doubt please check the position with us – it is a criminal offence to carry out work which needs listed building consent without obtaining it beforehand.
You can also visit our page about planning application forms and leaflets for more information.
A statement of significance has been undertaken on Binfield House and its grounds. This could be used to guide any future changes to the site or its setting.