When is Listed Building Consent required?

Do I live in a listed building?

What is a listed building?

A 'listed building' is a building, object or structure that has been judged to be of national historical or architectural interest. It is included on a register called the "List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest", drawn up by central Government.

Any object or structure fixed to the building and any object or structure within the curtilage of the building is also treated as part of the listed building if it has been there since before 1 July 1948.

Find out more about a listing

English Heritage maintain a Statutory List which includes a description of each building, and which will refer to some important features of an historic building. You should note however that every part of a building is listed, including the interior and any later alterations or additions. Even if a feature (internal or external) is not included on the description, it is still part of the listed building and therefore has the same level of protection. You can view the list descriptions through the Heritage England website.

Can I get a building listed or delisted?

Any request to create a new listed or review an existing listed needs to be made to Heritage England, and will need to show new evidence relating specifically to the architectural or historic interest of the building.

For more information, visit Heritage England.

The Braintree District has over 3000 listed buildings.

Is my building listed?

You can use this link to use our interactive search facility to check if your property is listed. This search will also show whether your property is within a Conservation Area.

If you live in a listed building, you can find out more about additional planning controls using the following link.