Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 and listed buildings
From 6 April 2014, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ERR) 2013 introduced changes to the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey said, ‘Listed buildings are a rich part of this country’s heritage and it is only right that we try to help those in charge of looking after them. These new measures will uphold levels of existing heritage protection, whilst also simplifying the process so that those within the heritage sector and owners are not bogged down in bureaucracy.’
The changes introduced are set out below.
Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreements have been introduced to allow listed building consent for specified works (other than demolition), to listed buildings covered by the Agreement, which would otherwise require several consents.
 Local Listed Building Consent Orders (LLBCO)
Local Listed Building Consent Orders have been introduced to allow local planning authorities to grant permission for works (other than demolition) to listed buildings in their area, which would otherwise require several consents.
 Listed Building Consent Orders (LBCO)
Listed Building Consent Orders have been introduced to allow the Secretary of State to grant permission for works (other than demolition) to listed buildings in England which would otherwise require several consents.
 Certificates of Lawfulness (CoL)
 Other changes
Other changes that have been introduced by the act include:
 New listings
Where new buildings are listed, it is now possible to declare that specific features of the building, or specific buildings or structures attached to, or within the curtilage of the listed building are not of special interest.
 Certificates of Immunity (COI)
- A heritage partnership agreement for King's Cross Station.
- Certificate of immunity.
- Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works.
- Conservation area.
- Conservation area consent.
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act.
- Heritage partnership agreement.
- IHBC responds to Review of the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011.
- Listed buildings.
- Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011.
- Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act.
 External references
The Heritage Sector Resilience Plan, developed by the Historic Environment Forum (HEF) with the support of Historic England, has been launched.
An ‘All-Island’ commitment to Ireland’s vernacular heritage has been established with the signing of the North South Agreement on Vernacular Heritage, supporting traditional buildings etc.
Canons House, a landmark building on Bristol Harbourside, has been awarded Grade II (GII) listed status having been built as a regional headquarters for Lloyds Bank between 1988 and 1991 (Arup)
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has announced a new project with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to improve and modernise the home energy rating scheme used to measure the energy and environmental performance of UK homes.
Sector lead the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has recognised the IHBC’s professional accreditation and support (CPD etc.) in awarding its PQP (Professionally Qualified Person) cards.
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Work to repair a fire-hit medieval hotel in Gloucester is underway as crews have started work to strip back some of the modern trappings and reveal the historic framework.
Options for in-person and virtual delegates to explore ‘heritage on the edge’ across up to 4 days of IHBC engagement & learning.
The Secretariat to the European Heritage Heads Forum has has coordinated its declaration of solidarity and support for Ukraine’s cultural heritage institutions.
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