Last edited 18 May 2016

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.

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[edit] Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreements (LBHPA)

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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Certificates of Lawfulness (CoL)

Certificates of Lawfulness for proposed works have been introduced to give confirmation that proposed works (other than demolition) do not require listed building consent.

[edit] Other changes

Other changes that have been introduced by the act include:

[edit] 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.

[edit] Certificates of Immunity (COI)

A Certificate of Immunity from listing, which previously could only be sought if a building was the subject of a planning application, can now be sought at any time.

[edit] Conservation Area Consent

The demolition of unlisted buildings in conservation areas now requires planning permission rather than conservation area consent. Failing to apply for such permission is made a criminal offence.

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