What does listing mean?
A Guide for Owners and Occupiers of Listed Buildings: This document contains information on what listing means.
Records of Historic Sites and Buildings
English Heritage provides a facility to search for information on a specific Listed Building. This can be found using the following link: Heritage Gateway
Listed Buildings and Renewable Energy
If you are considering installing some form of microgeneration equipment on your listed building (e.g. solar panels) you may require the benefit of planning permission and Listed Building Consent. Please contact the Planning Department to discuss your proposal and also click on the following links to read guidance documents produced by English Heritage:
What is a Building At Risk?
A building at risk is a statutorily listed building (or scheduled ancient monument) whose architectural and historic significance means that its loss would be locally, and sometimes nationally, detrimental. Listed buildings can be at risk in a number of ways; they may be threatened by insensitive changes, vandalism, theft of internal features or redevelopment. Buildings at risk may also be threatened by lack of investment leading to a poor maintenance regime and subsequent deterioration.The buildings at risk survey was developed by English Heritage as a simple tool to assist local authorities in identifying and categorising listed buildings. A building at risk is defined as one which, for whatever reason, is neglected. The term does not cover the threat resulting from proposed works, such as undesirable alterations. The survey results are recorded on a computer program originally developed by english heritage but which has now been adapted to suit the needs of the local planning authority. Having this information on a database allows the local authority to compare the degree of risk to all the listed buildings in its area.
The information system is designed to identify those buildings warranting a more detailed investigation. Problem buildings can most easily be identified by the recognisable indicators of neglect : "condition" and "occupancy". The core of the survey is an assess-ment of these two factors, judged from external inspection only. The chart below shows how condition and occupancy are used in association to define the different categories of risk on a scale from 1 to 6. This provides a national standard of risk assessment.
Buildings at Risk
|Buildings at Risk||Very bad||Vacant||1 Extreme risk|
|Part occupied||2 Grave risk|
|Occupied||3 At risk|
|Not at Risk||Good||Occupied||5|
Buildings in risk categories 1-3 are defined as being "at risk"; those in category 4 are "vulnerable" buildings, which may soon be at risk. Buildings in categories 5 and 6 are not at risk from neglect. Please use the following link to access the Buildings At Risk Register 2006. In addition to the risk category, the survey provides information about the statutory list grade, building type (defined by a word list), original and current use and whether a building is situated in a conservation area.The procedure does not constitute a full condition survey which would require internal access to the buildings by a qualified building surveyor - at much greater cost. Local authorities would need a more detailed inspection of those buildings identified as being at risk.Listed buildings incorporate many different structures such as bridges, statues and chest tombs which cannot be occupied and these have not been addressed in this survey of the district. Tel: 01594 810000Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEnglish Heritage provides a facility to search for information on a specific Listed Building. This can be found using the following link: Heritage GatewayThe following link provides a list architects credited in Conservation who may be able to assist in the formulation of development proposals concerning Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas. Their publication via this web site should not be taken as an endorsement of their services by this Council. www.aabc-register.co.ukThe following link may also be of use:Download Adobe Acrobat Reader