Arrangements for handling heritage applications Direction 2015

This Direction is made by the Secretary of State and sets out the requirements to notify Historic England, the National Amenity Societies and the Secretary of State of certain listed building consent applications and the circumstances in which Historic England's own applications for listed building consent should be referred to the Secretary of State for determination.

The Direction specify the following arrangements for handling hertage applications.

Notice of applications for listed building consent and of the decisions taken by local planning authorities on those applications must be given:

(a) to Historic England in the following cases:

(i) for works in respect of any grade I or II* listed building; and

(ii) for relevant works in respect of any grade II (unstarred) listed building; and

(b) to (i) the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, (ii) the Ancient Monuments Society, (iii) the Council for British Archaeology, (iv) the Georgian Group, (v) the Victorian Society, and (vi) the Twentieth Century Society,

in the following cases:

(aa) for works for the demolition of a listed building; or

(bb) for works for the alteration of a listed building which comprise or include the demolition of any part of that building.

Determination by local planning authorities of certain listed building consent applications without notifying the Secretary of State

Duty for local planning authorities to notify Secretary of State of applications does not apply to applications for listed building consent:

(a) to carry out excluded works; or

(b) to carry out works other than excluded works, where the local planning authority has not received an objection in relation to the applications notified by them under paragraph 4 above.

These Directions will replace Directions currently included in:

These Directions will be revoked on 15 April 2015 and the circulars cancelled.

Date: 24/03/2015 Date of publication

Author: DCLG

DCP link: This item updates DCP section 4.371

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