Listed building section drawings

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Description 

Listed building section drawings show what the building or structure would look like if it were cut vertically to reveal the internal space. They show relationships between features that cannot be shown through external elevations. 

You can find descriptions of listed buildings on the Historic England website. 

Guidance 

You need to submit listed building section drawings if you are submitting an application for listed building consent that includes: 

  • works at upper floor levels, where accommodation is being created beneath the roof. For example within the attic of a house, or the creation of first floor accommodation within a barn conversion 
  • attaching new signage to a listed building. Your listed building section drawings must show how you will attach the sign 

Personal and confidential statement 

We may publish any information you submit as part of your application. You must tell us if there is any information you do not want us to publish when you submit your application.  

If however, we believe that this information is in the public interest, we reserve the right to publish it.  

We may also decide parts of your submission are not in the public interest and may redact this information. This information may include telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures. 

You can get help and advice from our Duty Planner on listed building section drawings and planning applications. 

You can get detailed feedback on your proposal by using our pre-application advice service

When you need to submit this information

You may have to submit listed building section drawings when you are making an application for: 

You need to submit listed building section drawings if your application for listed building consent includes: 

  • works at upper floor levels, where accommodation is being created beneath the roof. For example within the attic of a house, or the creation of first floor accommodation within a barn conversion 
  • attaching new signage to a listed building. Your listed building section drawings must show how you will attach the sign 
Validation requirements

Required by 

  • National requirement. You can find details of this requirement in section 16 of the National Planning Policy Framework 
  • Local requirement. You can find details of this requirement in: 
    • Local plan review policy RLP90 
    • Local plan review policy RLP95 
    • Local plan review policy RLP100 
    • Local plan review policy RLP101 
    • Local plan review policy RLP102 
    • Core strategy policy CS9 
    • Draft local plan policy LPP50 
    • Draft local plan policy LPP55 
    • Draft local plan policy LPP56 
    • Draft local plan policy LPP60 
    • Draft local plan policy LPP62 
Example

Drawing of listed building from below

Drawing of listed building from side view

Drawing of listed building from front view

Drawing of listed building from birds eye view