How to prepare a valid planning application

Listed Building Consent

You usually need Listed Building Consent for any works to a listed building.

This includes:

  • changes or repairs that include the removal of historic fabric, or changes to the building's character or layout
  • internal changes such as the removal of historic doors or fireplaces
  • the replacement of external doors or windows

If you're applying for a Lawful Development Certificate or making a planning application for works to a listed building, then you must also submit an application for Listed Building Consent. 

You must submit:

  • a clear description listing all the works proposed to the property
  • Heritage Statement (see Southwark Heritage SPD for required contents)
  • site location plan
  • existing plan, sections and elevations of the property – existing plans should be marked with areas of demolition
  • proposed plans, sections and elevations 
  • Fire Safety Statement prepared by a competent practitioner, or a Reasonable Exemption Statement (where applicable)

If your application is to replace windows and doors, then you should submit a photographic condition study of the existing windows and doors.

If your application is for extensive restoration or alterations, then you should submit a detailed schedule of works and specification.

Find out more information about Listed Buildings and what information we need from you. 

Page last updated: 14 February 2023

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