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Last edited 09 Sep 2018
Local listed building consent order
The designation of ‘listed building’ places special controls on the demolition, alteration or extension of buildings, objects or structures of particular architectural or historic interest. Demolition, alteration or extension of a listed building in a way that is likely to affect its special architectural or historical interest is only allowed with listed building consent.
Local planning authorities can grant Local Listed Building Consent Orders which grant a general listed building consent order for works that alter or extend certain listed buildings in their area (demolition works are not included). This means that owners or developers do not need to apply for repeat listed building consent for works that are covered by the order. They are likely to be used for groups of similar or related listed buildings in multiple ownership, for example, estate villages or terraced houses.
This is different to a Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreement (LBHPA), which is an agreement between a local planning authority and the owner of a listed building, or group of buildings, which grants listed building consent for types of works (alterations or extensions) to the building(s) for the duration of the agreement.
The duration of a Local Listed Building Consent Order is determined by the local planning authority. Within the Order, the land and buildings to which the Order relates is defined along with details of what type of works are covered. It is recommended that a record (written and photographic) is kept of any works undertaken to assist the local planning authority with monitoring the Order.
Under the Planning (Local Listed Building Consent Orders) (Procedure) Regulations 2014, owners and any other interested parties must be provided with an opportunity to comment on a draft Order. The consultation period will be for a minimum of 28 days. Historic England (formerly English Heritage) must also be consulted on any draft Order relating to Grade I or II* buildings, or any building that is owned by the local planning authority.
Once the Order is adopted, it is recommended that regular reviews are undertaken to ensure that it remains fit for purpose. The local planning authority must prepare annual reports whilst the order is in place.
 Find out more
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki.
- Are works to listed buildings demolition or alteration?
- Historic England.
- Listed building.
- Listed building consent order.
- Listed building heritage partnership agreement.
- Planning permission.
 External references
- Historic England Good Practice Guidance Note.
- Planning (Local Listed Building Consent Orders) (Procedure) Regulations 2014.
- Planning Guidance - Local Listed Building Consent Orders.
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